traction

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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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Killian and Niemann (36) used skeletal traction after split Russel traction failed to produce complete containment before varus femoral osteotomy.
Preoperative skeletal traction in Legg-Perthes disease.
Preoperative traction for hip fracture: A randomized comparison between skin and skeletal traction in 78 patients.
The patient was initially placed in skeletal traction until operative fixation was undertaken.
Conservative treatment consisting of prolonged bed rest or skeletal traction in an attempt to achieve a concentric reduction cannot be considered a good treatment option for these fractures due to the morbidity of prolonged recumbency and the inadequate reductions achieved with traction.