"Traction" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The pull on a limb or a part thereof. Skin traction (indirect traction) is applied by using a bandage to pull on the skin and fascia where light traction is required. Skeletal traction (direct traction), however, uses pins or wires inserted through bone and is attached to weights, pulleys, and ropes. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed)
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Traction" by people in Profiles.
Li X, Eichinger JK, Hartshorn T, Zhou H, Matzkin EG, Warner JP. A comparison of the lateral decubitus and beach-chair positions for shoulder surgery: advantages and complications. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2015 Jan; 23(1):18-28.
Kosnik-Infinger L, Glazier SS, Frankel BM. Occipital condyle to cervical spine fixation in the pediatric population. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Jan; 13(1):45-53.
Smith P, Swift S, DeLancey JO. To pull or not to pull, that is the question…how should we define prolapse? Int Urogynecol J. 2013 Dec; 24(12):1995-6.
Kalantar BS, Hipp JA, Reitman CA, Dreiangel N, Ben-Galim P. Diagnosis of unstable cervical spine injuries: laboratory support for the use of axial traction to diagnose cervical spine instability. J Trauma. 2010 Oct; 69(4):889-95.
Ben-Galim P, Reitman CA. Direct transoral manipulation to reduce a displaced odontoid fracture: a technical note. Spine J. 2008 Sep-Oct; 8(5):818-20.
Stanitski CL, Monroe MT, Stanitski DF, Minster G, Goldstein A. Radiation exposure during skeletal traction treatment of pediatric femoral fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 1998 Mar-Apr; 18(2):271-2.
Reitman C, Esses SI. Conservative options in the management of spinal disorders, Part I. Bed rest, mechanical and energy-transfer therapies. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 1995 Feb; 24(2):109-16.
Whitehill R, Richman JA, Glaser JA. Failure of immobilization of the cervical spine by the halo vest. A report of five cases. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1986 Mar; 68(3):326-32.