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
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Much of the work on the MCL33 has been around optimising the packaging of the new Renault engine, and the incorporation of the new halo device.
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.
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.
The new car also features a protective halo device around the cockpit that is mandatory for all cars this season.
JENSON Button believes Formula One's controversial halo device would have helped Fernando Alonso in his spectacular crash.
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.