Philippe Lauweryns

March 2010, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 23 - 26 Review Article Read Full Article 10.1007/s00586-009-1116-4

First Online: 08 August 2009

Conservative treatment still has an important role to play, despite the increasing possibilities of surgical treatment. Treatment starts at the site of trauma. Transportation and immobilisation in braces are discussed. Skeletal skull traction can be used for realignment and reduction, and eventually used in halo-vest treatment. The advantages and disadvantages of these different treatment options are discussed.

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