Male with Post-accident Neck Fractures and Spinal Stabilization Surgery with Halo Device - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This stock medical exhibit depicts a post-accident neck fracture with spinal stabilization surgery and a halo device in a series of illustrations. The first illustration shows a lateral view of the head with the halo device installed, including a mid-sagittal view of the area of injury, the skull, brain and cervical vertebra ghosted within the head. The second illustration is an enlargement of part of the halo device, showing a pin from the device screwed into the skull. The third and fourth illustrations are mid-sagittal x-rays of the injured area, showing a fracture of the odontoid process of C2. The fifth illustration shows the first step in the procedure to install the halo device in an anterior view of the head; four pins are drilled into the skull. The sixth illustration shows the securing of the halo ring to the cranial pins. The seventh illustration shows the attachment of the halo device to the vest unit using four rods. The head and neck are completely immobilized.