adhesive skin traction

adhesive skin traction

a type of skin traction in which the therapeutic pull of traction weights is applied with adhesive straps that stick to the skin over the body structure involved, especially a fractured bone. Adhesive skin traction is a short-term treatment used only when continuous traction is desired and skin care for the affected area is easily maintained. It is not suitable for clients with fragile skin. Compare nonadhesive skin traction.