A halo, also known as a halo ring, halo vest or halo crown, is a cervical brace used to immobilise cervical fractures and aid healing of spinal injuries. Halo is used to stabilize the cervical spine following fracture or dislocation. Halo allows one of the smallest cervical motion of all the cervical braces currently in use. First developed by Dr. Vernon L. Nickels at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in 1955. It was later improved by several companies including PMT Corporation, located in Chanhassen, Minnesota and Bremer Medical Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida.
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Developing a standard of care for halo vest and pin site care including patient and family education: a collaborative approach among three greater Toronto area teaching hospitals.(CE)(Report)
Jun 01, 2010; ABSTRACT Caring for an individual with a halo vest can be a frustrating and anxiety-provoking experience for healthcare...
Symptomatic intracranial abscess after treating lower cervical spine fracture with halo vest: a case report and review of literature.(Case study)
Jan 29, 2009; Authors: Dimitrios S Evangelopoulos (corresponding author) [1,4]; Panagiotis Kontovazenitis ; Konstantinos Kokkinis ;...