skin traction


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skin trac·tion

traction on an extremity by means of adhesive tape or other types of strapping applied to the limb.

skin traction

one of two kinds of traction used for the treatment of fractured bones and the correction of orthopedic abnormalities. Skin traction applies pull to an affected body structure by straps attached to the skin surrounding the structure. Kinds of skin traction are adhesive skin traction and nonadhesive skin traction. Compare skeletal traction. See also Dunlop skin traction.

skin trac·tion

(skin trak'shŭn)
Therapeutic modality on an extremity by means of adhesive tape or other types of strapping applied to the limb.
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In conclusion, skin traction provides a clinically significant increase in the CSA of RIJV in both infants and children and is a simple manoeuvre.
Table 2 Cross-sectional area of right internal jugular vein before and after skin traction ([cm.
In our study, skin traction kit without weight was applied (placebo group), in addition to traction and pillow methods.
The placebo effect of skin traction was clinically evaluated.
In conclusion, a safe apparatus or device enabling semiflexion and external rotation (as with a skin traction kit without weight) of the injured lower extremity may be used for pain control in hip fractures.