+ Site Statistics
References:
54,258,434
Abstracts:
29,560,870
PMIDs:
28,072,757
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Halo vest effect on balance



Halo vest effect on balance



Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 81(3): 255-257



To determine the effect of a halo vest, a cervical orthosis, on clinically relevant balance parameters. Subjects performed unipedal stance (with eyes open and closed, on both firm and soft surfaces) and functional reach, with and without the application of a halo vest. A convenience sample of 12 healthy young subjects, with an equal number of men and women. Seconds for unipedal stance (maximum 45); inches for functional reach. Both unipedal stance times and functional reach (mean +/- standard deviation) were significantly decreased with the halo vest as compared to without it (29.1+/-5.8 vs. 32.8+/-6.4 seconds, p = .002; 12.9+/-1.4 vs. 15.1+/-2.1 inches, p<.01). A halo vest causes an acute impairment in balance in the healthy young. It is likely that the impairment would be greater in older or injured patients, thus increasing their risk for a fall, which could have devastating consequences.

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 046210175

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 10724066

DOI: 10.1016/s0003-9993(00)90067-4


Related references

A new halo-vest: rationale, design and biomechanical comparison to standard halo-vest designs. Spine 13(3): 228-235, 1988

Effect of halo-vest components on stabilizing the injured cervical spine. Spine 34(2): 167-175, 2009

The effect of halo-vest length on stability of the cervical spine. A study in normal subjects. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume 70(3): 357-360, 1988

Forces in the halo-vest apparatus. Spine 9(8): 773-777, 1984

Adapting shirts to fit over a halo vest. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 33(8): 524-525, 1979

Odontoid fractures treated with halo vest. Spine 12(2): 173-177, 1987

Use of halo vest to immobilize cervical spine. Journal of the Iowa Medical Society 70(5): 197-9, 202, 1980

Complications associated with the halo-vest. A review of 245 cases. Journal of Neurosurgery 65(6): 762-769, 1986

Halo-fixator vest--indications and complications. Zentralblatt für Chirurgie 132(1): 54-59, 2007

The halo vest: an evaluation of motion and forces across the neck. Spine 3(2): 103-107, 1978

Pin force measurement in a halo-vest orthosis, in vivo. Journal of Biomechanics 31(7): 647-651, 1998

Halo vest for cervical spine fixation during MR imaging. Ajr. American Journal of Roentgenology 154(3): 631-632, 1990

Cervical motion after adding a posterior pad to the halo vest. American Journal of Orthopedics 29(7): 557-562, 2000

Influence of halo vest treatment on vital capacity. Spine 12(5): 449-452, 1987

Complications in children managed with immobilization in a halo vest. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume 77(9): 1370-1373, 1995