Philadelphia Tracheotomy Collar
Philadelphia collar is a common rigid brace that used to prevent head and neck movement after a cervical spinal column injury. It supports your neck muscles and gives your cervical spinal column and ligaments time to heal. Whenever people have a traumatic head or neck injury, they may have a cervical fracture. This makes them at high risk for spinal cord injury, which could be exacerbated by movement of the person and could lead to paralysis or death. The collar is made of hard plastic, with Velcro straps to keep it closed. The front piece has a chin cup. The back piece is curved and fits against the lower part of your head. It is also used by emergency personnel for those who have had traumatic head or neck injuries . The upper portion of the Philadelphia collar supports the lower jaw and the brace extends down to cover the upper thoracic spine. This collar covers more area than a soft or hard collar, so it puts greater restrictions on your range of motion and the most stability and cervical immobilization. The unique trachea opening allows healthcare professionals the ability to quickly perform carotid pulse monitoring and emergency tracheotomies while providing cervical immobilization
- Large trachea opening for pulse monitoring and emergency tracheotomies
- Cervical disc disease
- Cervical spine fractures
- Cervical spondylosis and spondylolisthesis
- after surgery of cervical spine
- Pre-formed chin design ensures chin &mandible immobilization in proper position
- The contours of this special collar area molded for a supportive and comfortable fitting at the shoulders, neck and around the chin.
- Lightweight two-piece design made of closed cell rigid foam
- Perforated for ventilation
- Long Velcro straps for easy fitting
- X-rays and MRI can be taken with wearing this collar
- How to apply philadelphia cervical collar with trachea opening?
- Usually this collar apply in emergency by physician in supine position
- Slide the back part of the collar behind the patient's neck until the Velcro strap is visible.
- Pull the Velcro strap from the back and secured it to the Velcro hook fastener on the side of the collar.
- If the chin is not sufficiently supported tighten collar. If additional tightening results in hyperextension of patient's cervical spine, select a smaller.
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