Philadelphia Collar

Original price was: $59.99.Current price is: $49.99.

Our Philadelphia Collar Provides A Superior Combination Of Immobilization And Comfort With A Softer Foam Instead Of Hard Plastic & Offers A Wide Range Of Sizes To Better Accommodate Precise Fit. Trachea Opening For Easy Access & Better Airflow.

Suggested HCPCS Coding: L0172 PDAC Verified

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A Unique Philadelphia Collar Provides Both Firm Support And Comfort.

Using a combination of properties, the Philadelphia collar affords rigid stabilization in comfort not found with the usual hard plastic material.

Measuring & Sizing Chart

philadelphia collar

Width (neck circumference)

Height (chin to sternal notch)

Small (10 – 12 in)

2 & 1/4 in

3 & 1/4 in

4 & 1/4 in

5 & 1/4 in

Medium (13 – 15 in)

2 & 1/4 in

3 & 1/4 in

4 & 1/4 in

5 & 1/4 in

Large (16 – 18 in)

2 & 1/4 in

3 & 1/4 in

4 & 1/4 in

5 & 1/4 in

To find the width or circumference, take measurement around the neck – this is the collar CIRCUMFERENCE size and is taken around the adams apple. If between sizes, choose the larger.

To find the height, take measurement from the tip of the chin, in a straight line, to the top of the sternum or sternal notch. This is the collar HEIGHT. If between sizes, choose the smaller.

How To Apply The Philadelphia Collar

how to put on

A) Position the back part of the collar around the neck.

B) Then position the front half of the collar in place on the neck overlapping it with the back portion as the chin rests in the recessed area.

C) Fasten the velcro straps securely.


The special properties of the cervical collar are using a plastic with high durability attached to softer non-allergenic and resilient foam. This makes the collar feel softer and more comfortable than the traditional hard plastic used in most philadelphia collars. This, along with holes for ventilation, greatly improves comfort for the user. The philadelphia cervical collar is resistant to liquids and cleans easily with mild soap and water.

Comprised of 2 separate parts, it is applied in the front and back of the neck and attaches with Velcro at the sides. Typical uses for this collar are after fusion surgery, significant strain of the neck muscles, sprain of the neck ligaments or after fractures, all of which can cause instability of the cervical spine.

The contours of this special collar area molded for a supportive and comfortable fitting at the shoulders, neck and around the chin.

The front and back portions fit together to provide a stabilizing support, so it immobilizes the neck properly. Nerve inflammation, fractures, reduced dislocations, post halo body jacket – specific conditions for use should be assessed by doctor.

The amount of time for application and duration should also be determined by your doctor. Making changes to the collar is not advised. It should tightly around the neck which may cause hematomas or interfere with blood circulation or compress sensitive nerve structures.


  • Firm Stabilization, Yet Quite Comfortable
  • Neck Immobilization: Short or Long Term
  • Very Light Weight & Easy To Use
  • Latex Free and MRI Compatible
  • Trachea Opening In Front Alleviates Heat And Moisture
  • Three Adjustable Sizes In 4 Different Heights
  • Front And Back Durable Plastic Limits Motion
  • Trachea Opening Provides Easy Access For Carotid Pulse And Tracheotomies
  • 2 Piece Shell Featuring Contours
  • Adjustable Chin Support Provides Airway Management
  • Resistant To Water For Bathing And Aquatic Therapy

Using front and back reinforcements, the philadelphia collar provide superior stabilization, ensuring cervical spine immobilization.

    Basic Indications:

  • Nerve Root Irritation
  • Stable/Simple Fractures
  • Reduced Dislocations
  • Transitioning From Halo Body Jacket

A report in the British Journal of Anaesthesia relates a rigid cervical collar should be used to immobilize the neck in patients with possible cervical spine injury. The collar facilitates tracheal intubation and a reasonable strategy for controlling the airway in patients who are immobilized with a rigid cervical collar, especially when urgency precludes a fiberoptic approach.

Additional information


Small 10 – 12 inches, Medium 13 – 15 inches, Large 16 – 18 inches


Small 2.25 inches, Medium 3.25 inches, Large 4.25 inches, X-Large 5.25 inches

Author Bio

Stephen Ornstein, D.C. has treated thousands of neck, shoulder and back conditions since graduating Sherman Chiropractic College in 1987 and during his involvement in Martial Arts. He holds certifications as a Peer Review Consultant from New York Chiropractic College, Physiological Therapeutics from National Chiropractic College, Modic Antibiotic Spinal Therapy from Dr. Hanne Albert, PT., MPH., Ph.D., Myofascial Release Techniques from Logan Chiropractic College, and learned Active Release Technique from the founder, P. Michael Leahy, DC, ART, CCSP.