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Aust Nurs J. 1999 Feb;6(7):suppl 1-4.

Principles of traction.

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New South Wales College of Nursing.

Abstract

Traction has been the mainstay of orthopaedic management for thousands of years, with its use recorded by the Aztecs and ancient Egyptians. In more recent times, however, the advances in surgical reductions of fractures and muscutoskeletal disruptions, coupled with the economic imperatives of reducing hospital bed stay days has seen a reduction the use of prolonged periods of traction.

PMID:
10205405
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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