halo device


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A device used to manage cervical spine injuries to minimise neurological damage, requiring long-term immobilisation; in the halo device, pins are inserted on the outer skull for skeletal traction, using a 2-3 kg weight for upper cervical injuries and 10-15 kg for lower cervical injuries

halo device

Orthopedics A device used to manage cervical spine injuries to minimize neurological damage, requiring long-term immobilization; in the halo device, pins are inserted on the outer skull for skeletal traction, using a 2-3 kg weight for upper cervical injuries and 10-15 kg for lower cervical injuries
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A dural puncture is a rare occurrence and usually is a result of trauma, such as a fall or blow to the halo device itself.
Protect: Whenever the phone or halo'd valuable becomes separated, both phone and halo device ring to alert the user of the impending loss.
With the introduction of the halo device, many surgeons relied on them as a sole means of treatment, replacing conventional cervical braces.
Fortunately, Spencer-Walters is walking, but she's wearing a halo device around her head.
Well-tolerated by patients and easy to use, the HALO device is the first means of collecting NAF to be practical for general care.
Endoscopic ablative therapy with HALO device leads to 100% patient response rate
Amado Ramos, 53, of Norwalk - the driver of the Ciera - was immobilized for three months with a halo device screwed to his skull, and remains totally disabled due to a severely broken femur, Ford attorneys noted.
Rodden will assume his duties immediately and join his fellow new board member Marc Angell, President of Planet Halo, in guiding the Company towards the commercialization of the Halo device and wireless gateway.
com, the addition of directors to the Board, sourcing of funds, and aggressive efforts to move the Halo device to the production phase.
With the Halo device now readied in prototype phase, the gateway in operation, and our Wi-Fi strategy ready to implement, we are poised to begin commercial operations.
Morton added that hundreds of attendees saw the unique HALO device, with many of them wanting purchasing information on the spot.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to: the market for small form factor storage devices or for Halo devices may not develop or mature; Read-Rite may not be successful in expanding its customer base into small form factor devices; the company's ability to meet its quickly and cost effectively ramp volume production on products for Halo; and the other factors described in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 1998 and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the first and second quarter of Fiscal Year 1999 ended December 27, 1998 and March 28, 1999 respectively.