Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery

, Volume 105, Issue 4, pp 243–246 | Cite as

A consecutive series of 64 halo-vest-treated cervical spine injuries

  • H. Ersmark
  • R. Kalén
Clinical and Experimental Forum


A consecutive series of 64 halo-vest-treated unstable cervical spine injuries is described. We agree with earlier investigators on the advantages of halo-vest treatment. For several types of injuries affecting the cervical spine we prefer the halo-vest method, which has a low rate of technical failures and complications. The healing rate was found to be high. Hospitalization was very short with the halo-vest method.


Public Health Cervical Spine Healing Rate Spine Injury Consecutive Series 
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Eine konsekutive Serie von 64 unstabilen Halswirbelfrakturen, die mit einer Haloweste behandelt wurden, wird beschrieben. Wir haben die gleiche Ansicht wie frühere Untersucher, betreffend der Vorteile mit der Halowestenbehandlung. Für die meisten Halswirbelfrakturen bevorzugten wird die Behandlung mit der Haloweste, die eine niedrige Rate von technischen Problemen und Komplikationen aufweist. Die Heilungsfrequenz war hoch. Die Halowestenmethode verkürzte die Behandlungszeit in der Klinik.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Ersmark
    • 1
  • R. Kalén
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryDanderyd University HospitalDanderydSweden

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