CTO, Halo-procedure, immobilisation of head and load reduction of cervical spine, Halo built on thoracic jacket, prefabricated


Metal superstructure connected to a skull ring, pins to go into the skull, attached to a custom jacket formed from plaster or synthetic casting material, also as moulded plastic thoracic jacket, designed to immobilise the cervical spine, includes custom fitting and alignment.
Is fixed on the patient by the physician (at least the skull ring is fixed by the physician).

Production Type

Prefabricated (ready to use or adjustable)

Activities and Responsibilities Supplier

Classification ISO 9999

060315030000 - Orthosis, spinal and cranium, cervico-thoracic, to prevent deformity in alignment
060315120000 - Orthosis, spinal and cranium, cervico-thoracic, to reduce joint(s) motion
060315300000 - Orthosis, spinal and cranium, cervico-thoracic, to reduce and/or redistribute load on tissue


Temporarely for treatment

User Characteristics

Indications are for example.
* pre and post surgery of cervical spine
* post-traumatic stabilisation and immobilisation

User Characteristics ICF Code

Contra Indication Text

Intended Use Text

Orthosis to immobilise the head and cervical spine completely and reduce the load enabling execution of daily activities in order to participate to society.

Intended Use ICF Code

1iu1.1 - To prevent deformities in alignment
1iu2.1 - To limit range of joint motion
1iu5 - To reduce or redistribute load on tissue
2d5702 - Maintaining one's health

Related Terms

Halo brace