Buck's traction

Buck’s traction

(1) Longitudinal traction on the leg by contact between the skin and adhesive tape, to maintain the proper alignment of a leg fracture. Friction between the tape and skin permits application of force through a cord over a pulley, which suspends a weight; elevation of the foot in the bed allows the body to act as a counterweight.
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Buck's traction

Orthopedics An apparatus for applying longitudinal traction on the leg by contact between the skin and adhesive tape, for maintaining the proper alignment of a leg fracture; friction between the tape and skin permits application of force through a cord over a pulley, suspending a weight; elevation of the foot of the bed allows the body to act as a counterweight; a type of traction in which a nonconstricting boot with weights is worn by the Pt to maintain proper alignment. See Traction.
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