Bryant traction


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Bry·ant trac·tion

(brī'ănt),
traction upon the lower limb placed vertically, employed especially in fractures of the femur in children.
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Bry·ant trac·tion

(brī'ănt trak'shŭn)
Traction on the lower limb placed vertically, employed especially in fractures of the femur in children.
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Bryant traction

(brī′ănt)
[Sir Thomas Bryant, Brit. surgeon, 1828–1914]
Traction applied to the lower legs with the force pulling vertically. It is used esp. in treating fractures of the femur in children.
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Bryant,

Sir Thomas, English surgeon, 1828-1914.
Bryant ampulla - that portion of an artery on the proximal side of a ligature containing the clot, its upper boundary being marked by a slight constriction.
Bryant sign - in dislocation of the shoulder, an abnormal position of axillary folds occurs.
Bryant traction - traction upon the lower limb placed vertically, employed especially in fractures of the femur in children.
Bryant triangle - lines drawn on the body in fracture of the neck of the femur to determine upward displacement of the trochanter. Synonym(s): iliofemoral triangle
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