Craniosynostosis treatment varies depending on the severity and the baby’s symptoms. Treatment may include:
- Helmet therapy: Babies with mild craniosynostosis may wear a special medical helmet. This helmet gently reshapes the skull over time.
- Surgery: Many babies need head surgery to reshape the skull, relieve increased intracranial pressure and allow the baby’s brain room to grow and develop properly. The surgeon determines the timing of the surgery depending on the severity of the condition and the symptoms associated. Babies might need surgery within the first year of life.
Your child may need other supportive therapies such a physical, occupational and speech therapies to support return to normal functioning and activities.