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Description: Definition Traction is force applied by weights or other devices to treat bone or muscle disorders or injuries. Purpose Traction treats fractures, dislocations, or muscle spasms in an effort to correct deformities and promote healing. Encyclopedia of Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

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