halo device

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Miss Adjei-Mensah told how she had to have the halo device screwed into her skull and said the "pain was unbearable and I was physically sick".
He was also instrumental in pushing for improved safety measures in the sport, including being the driving force between the controversial introduction of the halo device at the start of last season.
The Mi A2 is also a good enough performer and so is the Realme 2 Pro, but while Realme's halo device had the second best battery life, the Mi A2's battery performance was abysmal.
F1's mandatory halo device - the three-pronged safety design introduced to the sport for this year - meant the German could not slide out.
Leclerc, unharmed, was likely spared a head injury by the protective halo device surrounding the cockpit area of F1 cars.
MOTORSPORT By PHILIP DUNCAN mail.sport@birminghammail.co.uk FERNANDO Alonso said Formula One's new halo device saved Charles Leclerc from serious injury following their terrifying crash at the Belgian Grand Prix.
However, as a craniocervical misalignment and C1-C2 translation were present, the patient was placed in a halo device temporarily before surgery.
Mosley's reign at the head of motor sport's governing body saw a push for increased safety measures, which continues to this day with the planned introduction of the Halo device to protect a driver's head.
JENSON BUTTON reckons Formula One's controversial halo device would have helped Fernando Alonso in his huge crash at Sunday's Australian Grand Prix.
Radiological imaging would be obtained to assess for changes in spinal alignment; reapplication of the halo device may likely be required.
With the introduction of the halo device, many surgeons relied on them as a sole means of treatment, replacing conventional cervical braces.
The new car also features a protective halo device around the cockpit that is mandatory for all cars this season.