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Welcome to the Craniofacial Society networking website for members of the Craniofacial Society of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. This site will enable dialog and sharing of ideas, images and events among members. To use the site, browse the tabs above or the features that are available from the main page. You may communicate with individual members or pose questions to the entire group, post notes, submit to the forum or upload images or video. Contact Andrew at the Academy if you have any questions -


Craniofacial Society Response to NY Times article on CROs Posted May 13, 2014. Updated May 21, 2014.

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New Study 3 Replies

I'm curious to know what this group's thoughts are on the new study out of the Netherlands stating that CROs do not work any better than the natural course of an infant's head. I've read the study…Continue

Started by Jillian Warden, LCPO. Last reply by Anthony J. Cappa, CPO Mar 29, 2016.

Severity Scale 1 Reply

Hello, I was wondering what the different severity scales for plagiocephaly and brachycephaly everyone uses and how many are out there. Thank you!Jill Warden, LCPOContinue

Started by Jillian Warden, LCPO. Last reply by Anthony J. Cappa, CPO Mar 29, 2016.

Facial prosthetics

Hi:Just wondering, do any members have experience or interest in craniofacial prosthetics such as silicone orbital/nasal/auricular prostheses? GregContinue

Started by Gregory G Gion May 22, 2014.

Coronal Synostosis CRO Protocol 1 Reply

I would appreciate any tips, procedures regarding the helmeting of this diagnosis.  THANKS Tony Cappa, CPO Continue

Started by Anthony J. Cappa, CPO. Last reply by Ellie A Boomer May 12, 2014.


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Created by Andrew Francis Dec 4, 2009 at 10:42am. Last updated by Ellie A Boomer Jun 16, 2014.

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Product Providers or Service Providers

The Prosthetic and Orthotic field is viewed by insurers as a product driven industry.  We deliver products to patients.


But, there is also a service component.   Medicare requires 3 months of follow-up care and adjustments at no cost to the patient.  These 3 months of free care have been given away by P&O providers for years, with out thought to what these services actually cost to provide.  Well now that 3 months of free care is costing P&O providers and…


Posted by Anthony J. Cappa, CPO on November 19, 2015 at 11:58am — 2 Comments


It appears that the cephalic ratio of American infants has been rising since the early 90's with the increased use of the supine position for sleeping and excessive daytime use of infant holding devices.  At what Cephalic Index/Ratio for a head with brachycephaly do you usually recommend treatment if there is no significant asymmetry?  

Are factors like abnormal frontal bossing, excessive anterior sloping and/or high vertex height additional components of the deformity that impact the…


Posted by Dulcey Lima on February 18, 2012 at 5:14pm — 3 Comments

Adult Protective Cranial Orthosis

The adults I have provided a custom helmet for I will use a 1/4" foam lining with a single slit opening along the right or left ear.  In most cases when I scan the patient they are  mildly to moderatly swollen.  I often apply pads to snug the helmet fit as the swelling reduces.  If the mold is modified like a remolding orthosis chin straps are not usually needed.

Insurance payment from Medicaid for a custom adult protective helmet is a problem and private insurance reimbursement is…


Posted by Anthony J. Cappa, CPO on August 24, 2011 at 5:17pm


Anyone have experience with this.  C-F and Neuro both want a helmet to compress the nodules and also treat any asymmetrys.  Any  cautions? I see the baby 5/24.


Bill Schumann

Posted by Bill Schumann on May 21, 2011 at 9:16am — 2 Comments



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