traction splint


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traction splint

A splint that provides continual traction to a midshaft lower extremity fracture.
See also: splint
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In circumstances where delays are inevitable, the indication and appropriateness of continuation of traction splint should be re-evaluated.
They'll administer oxygen and drugs and use high-tech equipment, such as defibrillators, spinal and traction splints, and intravenous drips, they must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
An effective ambulance service provides complete care for a patient in the event of an emergency, Dr Castle said, noting that the use of traction splints reduces the possibility of a patient's death as well as loss of limbs from 70% to 10%.