nonadhesive skin traction

nonadhesive skin traction

[-ədhē′siv]
Etymology: L, non, not, adhesio, sticking to
a type of skin traction in which the therapeutic pull of traction weights is applied over the body structure involved with foam-backed traction straps that do not stick to the skin. Nonadhesive skin traction straps may be easily removed to facilitate skin care and are usually used when continuous traction is not required. The straps decrease the patient's vulnerability to skin breakdown by spreading the traction pull over a wide area of skin surface. Compare adhesive skin traction.
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Although nonadhesive skin traction kits were used, pressure sores were observed in two patients, and one traction group (Group 1) patient, who was treated using 2-kg skin traction, developed neurapraxia.
Although nonadhesive skin traction kits were used, pressure sores were observed in two cases of the traction group (Group 1), and one patient developed neurapraxia, due to the mechanical shearing forces derived from traction with weights.