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manual traction

The application of traction to the joints of the spine or extremities by a therapist trained to know appropriate positions and intensities for the force.
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Clinically the group of patients treated with mechanical traction manage pain (mean pre 6.26, mean post 1.43), and disability (mean pre 24.43 and mean post 7.26) more effectively as compared with the group of patients treated with manual traction. (Pain mean pre 6.80, mean post 3.85 and disability mean pre 21.92 and post 12.19).
There was perceived increased resistance to manual traction on palpation of the ears bilaterally and this reproduced the patient's ear pain.
In the present case, first dilation therapy was given to dilate cervix and then fetus was removed with manual traction. Dexamethasone was administered to prevent shock due to rapid drainage of fluid.
Table 1: Etiological Incidence of dystocia in small ruminants Causes Percent Incidence Fetal Faulty disposition (n=5) 45.45 (n=11) Monster (n=2) 18.18 Oversized fetus (n=4) 36.37 Incidence of fetal dystocia 36.67 Maternal Incomplete cervical dilatation (n=8) 42.10 (n=19) Uterine torsion (n=2) 10.53 Narrow pelvis (n=7) 36.84 Secondary uterine inertia (n=2) 10.53 Incidence of maternal dystocia 63.33 Table 2: Fetal survivability using different treatment procedures adopted to relieve dystocia in small ruminants Procedure adopted Foetus Foetal Survival delivered Rate (%) Male Female [T.sub.1] Manual traction 9 6 4/15 (26.66%) (n=13) [T.sub.2] Caesarean section 18 4 4/22 (18.18%) (n=17)