We are a division of Lerman & Son Orthotics and Prosthetics, a company that has been in business since 1915. We have been in the cranial remodeling business since 1992. At that time, we were approached by John Graham MD. Dr Graham was the head of Medical Genetics at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and was a professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Graham approached us to design a cranial remodeling system that used a more total contact approach allowing a better correction than the current treatment available. At his request, we become FDA 510k certified in July 2001. We use the latest digital laser measuring technology that makes the “old” traumatic plaster molding method obsolete.
In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended infant back lying to prevent SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). As a result of that decision, we have seen an increase in cranial remodeling cases in our practice.
Typically, cranial remodeling is possible for infants between four months and one year of age. In some cases, the treatment window extends to 18 months of age.
There are many choices when choosing a practice to treat your baby. You have a right to expect the best possible treatment and the most experienced staff available. Be aware of inexperienced or unethical practices that tell you that no one else can help your child. Many practices offer digital measuring techniques and send their product to central fabrication houses, thereby giving away any control over the treatment process of your baby. At HelmetBaby, we are in full control of the evaluative, measuring and follow-up process until the treatment process ends. We follow-up and see your baby on a regular basis to document improvement and help you through the process. Our kind and caring staff are available for questions and on the spot adjustments when necessary.
Cranial remodeling due to its remarkable increase has captured our interest with the purpose of improving the treatment method over existing antiquated systems. We look forward to sharing your excitement, knowing that you are doing the best you can for your baby.