Halo Traction - Helping Injured People With Broken Necks
For serious neck injuries, a halo traction is advised. It’s also recommended for those born with a curved spine. It helps to stretch and straighten the spine in a gentle manner. Halo traction is also given to those who underwent a spine or neck surgery.
Dr. Bill ButcherOct 26, 202228 Shares505 Views
Halo tractionis a way of keeping your head and neck still while you get better after an accident or operation to your neck bones.
This will usually always be used in adults with broken necks if surgery is not performed immediately post injury.
Those with spinal injuryor curved spine also use this medical device (the halo). Halo traction refers to the method.
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If surgery goes ahead and is successful post injury then there's usually no further need for halo traction.
If surgery is ruled out then the halo traction will be used for up to two months on bed rest and then a further month to three months attached to a specially made vest so the head is kept perfectly still whilst sitting.
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