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How does a skull molding helmet work?

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Dr. Jeffrey Marsh
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Helps skull expand

A mold or image of the infant's head is taken and a custom helmet produced to fit snuggly on the protruding parts and leave space for the flat parts.
The infant's skull expands a bit like a balloon being inflated with the growing brain causing the skull to enlarge. The skull molding helmet redirects the expansion of the skull towards a more normal shape.

In brief: Helps skull expand

A mold or image of the infant's head is taken and a custom helmet produced to fit snuggly on the protruding parts and leave space for the flat parts.
The infant's skull expands a bit like a balloon being inflated with the growing brain causing the skull to enlarge. The skull molding helmet redirects the expansion of the skull towards a more normal shape.
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