an improvement of Buck extension that permits the resultant vector of the applied traction force to be changed; for fractures of the femur.
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Russell tractionOrthopedics A splintless type of balanced lower limb traction effected by holding the skin of the whole leg with adhesive plaster. See Traction.
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Rus·sell trac·tion(rŭs'ĕl trak'shŭn)
A means of applying traction to one or both legs using 5-10 lb weights per leg. The leg is lifted off the bed in a sling.
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Russell,R. Hamilton, Australian surgeon, 1860-1933.
Russell traction - an improvement of Buck extension that permits the resultant vector of the applied traction force to be changed, for fractures of the femur.
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