claw-type traction frame

claw-type traction frame

an orthopedic apparatus that holds various pieces of traction equipment, such as pulleys, ropes, and the weights that suspend or apply traction to various parts of the body. It consists of two metal uprights, one at the head of the bed and the other at the foot. Both uprights are secured to the bed by clawlike attachments and support an overhead metal bar secured to the uprights by metal clamps. Compare Balkan traction frame, IV-type traction frame.