Pediatric Halo Application
A 4-year-old male with chondrodysplasia punctata developed progressive severe kyphoscoliosis. Growing spine instrumentation was required to prevent further progression and preserve growth potential. Preoperative halo traction was used to decrease the magnitude of the deformity before instrumentation. An eight-pin halo was applied under anesthesia using the safe zones of pin insertion. Four weeks of halo traction allowed for improvement of the deformity before growing rod instrumentation.