A halo utilizes pins that are screwed into the skull and are attached to a ring called a halo. The halo is then attached to a molded plastic vest with metal rods called uprights. A halo orthosis is used to stabilize the head and neck for patients with unstable cervical fractures.
CTO (Cervical Thoracic Orthosis)
The CTO is typically used to support and immobilize injuries in the high thoracic spine which can not be treated with a TLSO. The CTO is comprised of a cervical collar attached to a fitted vest.
Cervical collars are used to support and immobilize the cervical spine for patients with a fracture or other injury.