Philadelphia collar

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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.
A rigid collar comprising a firm plastic bi-valved shell secured with Velcro straps and removable padded liner which is used to immobilise the head and neck after a cervical fracture, which can be used with chest and head extensions to increase stability

Phi·la·del·phi·a col·lar

(fil'ă-del'fē-ă kol'ăr)
Commonly used collar for immobilization of the cervical spine or neck; stabilizes patients in the field for transport to a medical facility.
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Philadelphia collar

A firmly constructed, lightweight collar used to restrict cervical spine movement, e.g. during extrication of injured patients from motor vehicles.
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city in Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia chromosome - an abnormal minute chromosome formed by a rearrangement of chromosomes 9 and 22.
Philadelphia cocktail - Synonym(s): Rivers cocktail
Philadelphia collar - head and neck orthosis.
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