countertraction

countertraction

 [kown´ter-trak″shun]
traction opposed to traction; used in reduction of fractures.

count·er·trac·tion

(kown'ter-trak'shŭn),
The resistance, or back-pull, made to traction or pulling on a limb; for example, in the case of traction made on the leg, countertraction may be effected by raising the foot of the bed so that the weight of the body pulls against the weight attached to the limb.
Synonym(s): counterextension

countertraction

/coun·ter·trac·tion/ (-trak″shun) traction opposed to another traction; used in reduction of fractures.
Countertraction.

countertraction

[-trak′shən]
Etymology: L, contraz + trahere, to pull
a force that counteracts the pull of traction, such as the force of body weight resulting from the pull of gravity. Orthopedic countertraction may be obtained by altering the angle of the body-weight force in relation to the pull of traction, such as by elevating the foot of the bed with blocks to attain the Trendelenburg position. The magnitude of countertraction is usually increased gradually by methodically changing the position of a patient and by adding or removing weights from weight hangers.

count·er·trac·tion

(kown'tĕr-trak'shŭn)
The resistance, or back-pull, made to traction or pulling on a limb; e.g., in the case of traction made on the leg, countertraction may be effected by raising the foot of the bed so that the weight of the body pulls against the weight attached to the limb.
Synonym(s): counterextension.

countertraction

A pull in one direction so as to allow the full effect of a simultaneous pull in the opposite direction. Countertraction is often applied to a fractured limb undergoing surgical straightening (reduction of fracture) or sustained TRACTION for purposes of immobilization.

countertraction

traction opposed to traction; used in reduction of fractures.
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