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Skin Traction

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Location: http://www0.sun.ac.za/ortho/webct-ortho/general/trac/trac1.html

Description: The skin can only take about 5kg traction in an adult. If more than this force is required to obtain on maintain a reduction Skeletal traction must be used. Avoid skeletal traction in children - growth plates can easily be damaged by skeletal pins.

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Added: Wed Aug 05 2009