cervical collar


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collar

 [kol´er]
a type of orthosis worn around the neck for support and stabilization. See also cervical orthosis.
cervical collar cervical orthosis.
Chandler collar a neck brace made of soft felt.
four poster collar a rigid brace with four upright rods to support the neck and reduce motion; it has chin and occipital supports.
Philadelphia collar a rigid, adjustable neck brace.
Philadelphia collar. From Dorland's, 2000.
An encircling erythematous rash affecting the 2nd and 3rd cervical nerve roots of the trigeminal nerve in reactivated varicella-zoster

cer·vi·cal col·lar

(sĕr'vi-kăl kol'ăr)
Splinting device used to stabilize the neck.

cer·vi·cal col·lar

(sĕr'vi-kăl kol'ăr)
Splinting device used to stabilize the neck.

cervical collar,

n a leaded device positioned over the throat roughly midway between the chin and collarbones. Used because extended exposure of the thyroid gland to radiographs can cause thyroid cancer. See also apron, lead.
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Lymphatic drainage of the face.
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Generally, with a helmet and shoulder pad in place, no cervical collar is used, only towels to fill voids.
All subjects reported that wearing a cervical collar made them feel as though driving was unsafe.
Physical therapist Pat Screnar said Smith will be in a rigid cervical collar for 2-1/2 more weeks, then wear a soft collar for 3-4 weeks.
Though existing cervical collars ensure cervical spine stabilization, they do not protect the airway of the patient, which is opened by invasive means in necessary situations.
Due to the patient's cervical spine instability, she was immediately placed in a cervical collar.
Paula Zahn, who suffered whiplash in a traffic accident Tuesday in Dallas, must wear a cervical collar 24 hours a day for the next several weeks.
While colorful stories of claimants donning a cervical collar to rack up tremendous medical costs may make for an interesting news story, it's a situation that costs everyone in the long run, and needs to be taken seriously.
Also launched today: the Carlsbad Cervical Collar for cervical spine immobilization; the Ultra CTS Ankle Brace that converts from acute ankle support to rehabilitation; and the Achilles Wedges for foot rehabilitation.
the technology transfer company of Tel Aviv University, announced today that the Lubo Cervical Collar, designed for use in trauma situations, has demonstrated positive results in a two-part Phase I safety study.
Life Core's unique, low-cost medical device is a cervical collar that immobilizes the neck while strategically holding a non-hazardous, chemically-activated cooling "element" against the patient's carotid triangles.
Doctors and athletic trainers are often hindered in their efforts to access the injury for x-rays and MRIs or when placing a cervical collar on an injured player.
Vista Cervical Collar by Aspen Medical Products, Inc.