cervical traction


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cervical traction

a system of traction applied to the cervical spine by applying a force to lift the head. Also called head traction.
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Cervical traction

cervical traction

Orthopedics A type of continuous or intermittent traction in which a head halter with weights is worn by the Pt to maintain proper alignment of a fracture of the cervical spine. See Traction.

cervical traction

Traction applied to the cervical spine by applying a force to lift the head or a mobilization technique to distract individual joints of the vertebrae. The reaction can be done manually or by a traction device. It is frequently used to relieve pain caused by a herniated disc.
See: Crutchfield tongs
See also: traction
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Cervical traction is the longitudinal pull along the cervical spine that reduces deformity, restores normal anatomic alignment, and provides stabilization.
Cervical traction is indicated for; (a) Temporary stabilization to preserve neurologic function in trauma patients.
Conclusion: Supine position is better choice for applying cervical traction as compared to sitting position for the management of cervical radiculopathy comparing post interventional NDI score.
ln the traction group, the treatment package consisted of a intermittent cervical traction combined with "regular" physiotherapy programme involving ultrasound (1 wattlcm2 for 10 minutes), hotpack for 20 minutes, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) (conventional TENS therapy once a day for 20 minutes, with a frequency of 60 Hz and impulse duration of 100 [micro]sec), and cervical muscle strengthening via isometric contraction of flexor and extensor muscles (three sets of ten repetitions with one minute rest interval between each set), followed by stretching exercises for the spinal muscles.
Clinical outcome from mechanical intermittent cervical traction for the treatment of cervical radiculopathy: a case series.
The objective was to investigate the effectiveness of cervical traction along with exercise for targeted subgroups of patients with neck pain.
A 1995 systematic, blinded review of RCTs of cervical traction found 3 studies.
The company sells its products, including the RS-4i[R] Sequential Stimulator, RS-TENS Plus[TM] Stimulator and Pronex[R] Inline Cervical Traction, and distributes other select brands throughout the United States with an employee sales force that markets directly to physicians and selected health care facilities in major metropolitan markets.
Tenders are invited for Electronic Cervical Traction Unit Technical Specification: Computerised Traction Machine With Lcd Display Static And Intermittent Modes ,Adjustable Traction Force Ranging From 4Kgs To 15Kgs.
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1 Dry cervical traction device (stretch-puller & Accessories)