counterextension

counterextension

 [kown″ter-ek-sten´shun]
traction in a proximal direction coincident with traction in opposition to it.
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count·er·trac·tion

(kown'ter-trak'shŭn),
The resistance, or back-pull, made to traction or pulling on a limb; for example, in the case of traction made on the leg, countertraction may be effected by raising the foot of the bed so that the weight of the body pulls against the weight attached to the limb.
Synonym(s): counterextension
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count·er·trac·tion

(kown'tĕr-trak'shŭn)
The resistance, or back-pull, made to traction or pulling on a limb; e.g., in the case of traction made on the leg, countertraction may be effected by raising the foot of the bed so that the weight of the body pulls against the weight attached to the limb.
Synonym(s): counterextension.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012