diaper restraint

diaper restraint

a therapeutic device used for countertraction with lower extremity traction when other methods of countertraction are not effective. One device is used in treating children with orthopedic diseases and abnormalities. It is designed to fit over the pelvic area like diapers, with rings at each of four corners. A webbing strap is threaded through the rings and attached to the top side of the bedspring frame. Diaper restraints are used with Russell traction and with split Russell traction if additional countertraction is required but are not generally used with other kinds of traction. Compare jacket restraint, sling restraint.