Indications and complications of crown halo vest placement: A review

Dennis Lee, Adeola L. Adeoye, Nader S. Dahdaleh*

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Crown halo vest placement remains an option for the treatment of a variety of upper and subaxial cervical spinal fractures. While the device remains a useful non-operative option for the treatment of these injuries, it has been associated with a variety of complications. This manuscript represents an up to date narrative review of the indications, complications, and complication avoidance for the placement of crown halo vests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-33
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
StatePublished - Jun 2017


  • Craniovertebral junction
  • Crown halo vest
  • Fractures
  • Subaxial cervical spine
  • Upper cervical spine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)


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