Pin-site complications of the halo thoracic brace with routine pin re-tightening.

@article{Vertullo1997PinsiteCO,
  title={Pin-site complications of the halo thoracic brace with routine pin re-tightening.},
  author={Christopher J Vertullo and Peter Duke and Geoffrey Noel Askin},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1997},
  volume={22 21},
  pages={2514-6}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis with historic controls. OBJECTIVES To analyze pin-site complications in a large series of halo thoracic braces in which regular re-tightening of the pins was performed. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Perry and Nickel first described the use of the halo thoracic brace in 1959 for cervical immobilization. Its use has been extended successfully to cervical fracture management. METHODS A total of 266 commercially available halo thoracic braces were fitted using… CONTINUE READING