He spent six days in hospital and 14 weeks in halo traction
, still suffers from discomfort in his neck and has been left partially disabled.
Halo traction is typically used for stabilizing cervical spine fractures and preoperatively to reduce spinal misalignment.
The typical treatment time for the halo traction is up to
Brachial plexus palsy associated with halo traction
before posterior correction in severe scoliosis.
Emily stayed in the University Hospital of Wales for a month and had to have a halo traction vest fixed to her head and shoulders while the implanted metal rods became embedded.
Emily got a special visit from Bartley Bluebird, the Cardiff City mascot, at UHW yesterday, where she was due to have the halo traction vest removed.
He was in halo traction
- consisting of a ring around the head which is attached to the skull with pins, a special vest with a sheepskin lining and a set of four rods and two blocks which connect the head ring to the special vest - to protect his spine.
The patient is likely to be in halo traction
- a large metal rig to prevent her head from moving - for some time, but is expected to make a good recovery.
Daniella, from Whitecrook, Clydebank in Glasgow, was admitted to Yorkhill Hospital for Sick Children where halo traction was screwed into her skull with a one and a half- kilogram weight attached.
A few weeks later, earlier than anyone expected, due to Daniella's determination during physiotherapy her condition had improved enough for the halo traction to be removed.
adjustments were reported at 27% with removal of a halo device at 27% (Table 2).