What is the recovery period of a person post Halo vest insertion?

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Posted on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 in Back Pain
Question: What is recovery like after having a halo installed and then removing C3,4,5 and replacing them with a rod?
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Succes rate depends on kind of damage.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HCM.

I have read your query and understand your concerns.

Halo vest is used mainly to treat cervical fractures and dislocations due to spinal cord injury by restricting cervical column mobility.

Halo is used for three months, it's success rate depends on anatomical characteristics of the column damage.

There is a 40% rate of success in cases with fascet joint dislocations and 70% rate of success in cases without fascet joint dislocations.

Hope this helps. If you have further questions feel free to ask, if not, you can close the conversation and rate the answer.

Best regards.
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