Z Orthop Unfall
DOI: 10.1055/a-1026-6698
Review/Übersicht
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Halo Fixator and Halo Traction – Value for the Treatment of Spinal Disorders in Childhood

Article in several languages: English | deutsch
Christoph Eckhard Heyde
1  Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma Surgery and Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Leipzig
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Matthias Krause
2  Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Leipzig
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Jan-Sven Gilbert Jarvers
1  Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma Surgery and Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Leipzig
,
Ulrich Josef Albert Spiegl
1  Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma Surgery and Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Leipzig
,
Anna Völker
1  Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma Surgery and Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Leipzig
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Stefan Glasmacher
1  Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma Surgery and Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Leipzig
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Christoph Josten
1  Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma Surgery and Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Leipzig
,
Nicolas H. von der Höh
1  Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma Surgery and Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Leipzig
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Publication History

Publication Date:
27 November 2019 (online)

Abstract

The application of the Halo fixateur in case of spinal pathologies in childhood is a standardized technique. The halo fixateur may be used for treatment of injuries of the cervical spine, for additional stabilization following extended surgery at the cervical spine and their transitional regions as well as to achieve preoperative reduction in case of severe and rigid deformity. These indications are, referred to the early age, rare. However, the successful use of the Halo fixateur presumes a certain familiarity with the device and experiences regarding the underlying diseases to minimize related risks and to avoid possible complications. In this article the use and specific features regarding the application of the halo fixateur in childhood based on presented cases and the literature will be discussed.