Three case studies involving the use of a noninvasive halo for cervical stabilization

David G. Mueller, Karen Mueller

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Abstract

The Lerman Non-Invasive Halo (LNIH) is a noninvasive cervical stabilization system that has been used successfully for postoperative stabilization in conditions of nontraumatic etiology in the pediatric population. No studies exist regarding the use of the LNIH system in cases of adult cervical spine trauma. This article documents the use of the LNIH system in three adult subjects with neurologically stable, minimally displaced, traumatic cervical spine injuries. In each of these patients, the LNIH system provided effective cervical stabilization without the negative sequelae that often result from invasive pin placement in the skull.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-46
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Prosthetics and Orthotics
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005

Keywords

  • Cervical-thoracic orthoses
  • Non-displaced cervical trauma
  • Non-invasive halo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Rehabilitation

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