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Endoscopically Assisted Correction of Sagittal Craniosynostosis

With the patient’s head positioned on a DORO® Multi-Purpose Skull Clamp with non-invasive gel pad – non Invasive Patient Sphinx Positioning.

Craniosynostosis is premature closure of one or more of the cranial sutures of a baby’s skull. A long, narrow head with frontal and occiptal bossing is one of  the signs of craniosynostisis. The only treatment option is surgery. Endoscopic surgery is much less invasive than traditional surgical procedures and decreases anesthesia time, hospital time, and need for blood transfusions. The optimal age for an infant to undergo this procedure is younger than three month. Positioning is of crucial importance because the bones of infants in this age group are very thin and pliable and because of the delicate nature of an infant’s skin, a non-invasive  prone position is required for surgery.  

In this article, the surgical team, lead by Dr. Proctor, demonstrates the use of the DORO® Multi-Purpose Skull Clamp with non-invasive Ear Rings and Head Support with adjustable Trio Gel Pad. The two Gel Ear Rings (U-shaped gel rings) cup around  the patient’s ears and the Trio Gel Pad supports the chin.

Click here to learn more and to download the Abstract “Endoscopically Assisted Correction of Sagittal Craniosynostosis”, Lelsey Brown, RN; Mark R. Proctor, MD, Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. AORN Journal, May 2011, VOL 93, No 5, Page 566

Monday, 2011-08-08