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the act of drawing or pulling a load

Synonyms for traction

the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)

(orthopedics) the act of pulling on a bone or limb (as in a fracture) to relieve pressure or align parts in a special way during healing

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Key words: intraoperative positioning, cervical traction, radial nerve palsy, physiotherapy
This system has been shown to be at least as effective as other cervical traction systems, and possibly even superior.
Cervical traction consists of administering a distracting force to the neck in order to seperate the cervical segments and relieve compression of nerve root by intervertebral discs.
Prolonged preoperative cervical traction in bed was applied first in order to obtain the local stability through soft tissue healing around the injured level, because anterior surgery destroyed the anterior stabilizers, and at that time the anterior cervical plate and halo skeletal fixator were not available in Korea.
The patient was admitted to the intensive care unit after surgery and placed on a rotating bed with ten pounds of cervical traction.
We continue to see strong performance from our two new products, the Advance Dynamic ROM(TM) orthosis and PRONEX(TM) cervical traction device.
Tenders are invited for Cervical Traction Unit 197 Nos.
Joseph Laptewicz, Empi's president and CEO, said: "Our second- quarter and first-half revenue reflect strong performance from our two recently introduced products, the Advance Dynamic ROM(TM) line of dynamic splints and the PRONEX(TM) cervical traction device.
The handheld stimulators, traction apparatus and advanced spinal bracing products include the RS-4i[R] Sequential Stimulator and the Pronex[R] Inline Cervical Traction.
We are also seeing early signs of good customer acceptance of our two new rehabilitation products, the Advance Dynamic ROM(TM) line of dynamic splints and the PRONEX(TM) cervical traction device.