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