Successful experience with the halo, a circular frame originally designed for fixation of facial fractures, has encouraged continued and broadened use. All physicians should be aware of this technique so that it can be considered for application when appropriate.
Shifrin, Louis Z.
"Clinical Use of the Halo: Case Reports Using Skeletal Traction Apparatus,"
Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal
: Vol. 20
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