Craniosynostosis Statistics: Coronal – Sagittal – Metopic – Lambdoid Synostosis

Screen-Shot-2015-10-04-at-2.09The incidence of Craniosynostosis is approximately 1 in 2000/3000 births…. in other words, there is approximately 175 infants born each day with Craniosynostosis.

Sagittal Craniosynostosis – the sagittal suture is the most commonly affected suture at approximately 60%.

Coronal Craniosynostosis – the coronal affects 25%.

Metopic Craniosynostosis –  affects 15%.

Lambdoid Craniosynostosis – is the rarest and is said to affect only 2% of all synostosis infants.

When do these skull sutures close normally?