A small amount of hair will be shaved from the scalp around the ear and and the skin will be cleaned of any oils and patted dry.
2 - Position Base Plate
The 2-sided Base Plate, made of Velcro and an adhesive (approved for use in children), will be applied. The clinician may outline its position with a marking pen prior to removing the protective adhesive backing. The tab will be removed and Base Plate adhered to the skin.
3 - Select a Conformer
Standard or edematous Conformers, covered with Velcro, are placed along the rim of the ear to normalize the shape and set the ear in the desired position. The Velcro feature allows for customization – as the clinician can remove and reposition the Conformers until the deformity is optimally corrected.
4 - Secure the Rim Piece
The flexible Rim Piece, affixed with Velcro, attaches to both the Conformers and the Base Plate. It can also be removed and replaced as necessary to ensure proper position and stabilize the construct. This feature allows for additional customization of the correction to precisely fit your child’s ear.
5 - Apply Silicone Matrix Material
Clear matrix material (silicone) is then injected between the conformers, rim piece, and into the newly created ear folds. This further customizes the correction and binds these small parts together so they will not be dislodged.
6 - Secure Cap and Protect Device
An InfantEar Cap is applied as is an infant Beanie, which will help protect the device from dislodgment.