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Is a halo an internal or external fixation device?

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Dr. Stuart Hirsch answered

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Halo is applied to the outside of the skull, usually to stabilize a part of the spine.

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Dr. Keith Joe answered

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A halo is a device used to immobilize the head/neck often in the case of cervical trauma. It is an external fixation device.

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