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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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Conclusion: Skeletal cervical traction is safe and effective means of early decompression of spinal cord with neurological improvement.
Key words: intraoperative positioning, cervical traction, radial nerve palsy, physiotherapy
If you work with patients undergoing home cervical traction, you're aware of some of the problems they may encounter.
Patients with halo devices for cervical traction are eligible for MRI only if the halo as well as accompanying pins are MRI-compatible.
Cervical traction is safe only when it is used along with bite plates to protect the TMJ from damage.
Prior to its introduction by Nickel and Perry at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center (RLAMC, Downey, CA) in the 1950's, treatment of unstable cervical injries associated with SCI commonly consisted of prolonged bed rest in cervical traction.
The company sells electrotherapy, bracing, cervical traction, bone growth stimulation and interventional pain procedure products throughout the United States with an employee sales and support team that markets directly to physicians and selected health care facilities.
Tenders are invited for Cervical Traction Unit (39 Nos.
In the manifestation, Estrada said he would also need to undergo a therapy program using the following equipment: hydrocollator, ultrasound, transcutaneous nerve stimulation and cervical traction up to 40 pounds.
The treatment of traumatic luxation with cervical traction aims trying to reduce it as well as the stabilization of the cervical spine to an ultimate surgical procedure of fixation (6).
Manuscripts were excluded if the designs reported data via case-by-case format; identified a mechanical cause of neck and arm pain; involved low-velocity low-amplitude (LVLA) procedures such as mobilizations, flexion-distraction procedures and intermittent cervical traction as the principal method of manipulation (LVLA procedures ancillary to HVLA-SMT were acceptable); thoracic manipulation was principally used; a traumatic mechanism of injury (such as a motor vehicle accident) was identified; or if treatment fell outside the general scope of chiropractic practice (such as manual therapy performed under anesthesia or in combination with injection therapy).
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.