Halovest treatment in traumatic cervical spine injury.

M. Razak, T. Basir, Y. Hyzan, Z. Johari

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    This is a cross-sectional study on the use of halovest appliance in the Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department, Kuala Lumpur Hospital from June 1993 to September 1996. Fifty-three patients with cervical spine injuries were treated by halovest stabilization. Majority of cases was caused by motor-vehicle accident; others were fall from height at construction sites, fall at home, hit by falling object and assault. The injuries were Jefferson fracture of C1, odontoid fractures, hangman fractures, open spinous process fracture and fracture body of C2, and fracture, and fracture-dislocation of the lower cervical spines. Majority of patients had hospital stay less than 30 days. The use of the halovest ranges from 4 to 16 weeks and the healing rate was 96%. Two patients of lower cervical spine injury had redislocation and one of them was operated. There was one case of non-union of type II odontoid fracture and treated by posterior fusion. Other complications encountered during halovest treatment were minor. They were pin-site infection, pin-loosening, clamp loosening and neck pain or neck stiffness. This method of treatment enables patient to ambulate early and reduces hospital stay. We found that halovest is easy to apply, safe and tolerable to most of the patients.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-5
    Number of pages5
    JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
    Volume53 Suppl A
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998

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    Spine
    Wounds and Injuries
    Length of Stay
    Spinal Fractures
    Therapeutics
    Traumatology
    Neck Pain
    Motor Vehicles
    Accidents
    Orthopedics
    Neck
    Cross-Sectional Studies
    Infection

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    Razak, M., Basir, T., Hyzan, Y., & Johari, Z. (1998). Halovest treatment in traumatic cervical spine injury. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 53 Suppl A, 1-5.

    Halovest treatment in traumatic cervical spine injury. / Razak, M.; Basir, T.; Hyzan, Y.; Johari, Z.

    In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 53 Suppl A, 09.1998, p. 1-5.

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    Razak, M, Basir, T, Hyzan, Y & Johari, Z 1998, 'Halovest treatment in traumatic cervical spine injury.', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 53 Suppl A, pp. 1-5.
    Razak M, Basir T, Hyzan Y, Johari Z. Halovest treatment in traumatic cervical spine injury. Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1998 Sep;53 Suppl A:1-5.
    Razak, M. ; Basir, T. ; Hyzan, Y. ; Johari, Z. / Halovest treatment in traumatic cervical spine injury. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1998 ; Vol. 53 Suppl A. pp. 1-5.
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