countertraction

countertraction

 [kown´ter-trak″shun]
traction opposed to traction; used in reduction of fractures.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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

countertraction

A pull in one direction so as to allow the full effect of a simultaneous pull in the opposite direction. Countertraction is often applied to a fractured limb undergoing surgical straightening (reduction of fracture) or sustained TRACTION for purposes of immobilization.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Countertraction and suction performed by a bedside assistant are needed throughout the surgery.
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Initially, we attempted gentle longitudinal traction on the axis in the flexed position with an assistant holding the axilla as a countertraction while simultaneously checking lateral images of the elbow.
(21) hanno condotto un recente (2014) RCT a singolo cieco per un totale di 100 pazienti con lo scopo di determinare l'efficacia delle mobilizzazioni con trazione (countertraction) rispetto alle stesse ma applicate in modo tradizionale, senza trazione.
He or she must know not only how to turn the uterus for vessel coagulation and visualization of anatomy, but also the nuances of traction and countertraction for dissection and the colpotomy.
The guide also enables countertraction to create more working area within the abdomen, and provides a better approximation of tissue.