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Orthop Nurs. 1999 Mar-Apr;18(2):79-83.

The setup and care of a patient in Buck's traction.

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  • 1Department of Orthopedics, University of California San Diego Center Medical Center, USA.


Buck's traction is certainly one of the more common traction setups seen in orthopaedic patient care today. However, just because it is common doesn't mean we can take it for granted. Specific setup techniques as well as patient evaluation methods must be understood if the traction is to accomplish its task. The goal of this article is to go through some of the basics in techniques and perhaps explain why this traction is so commonly used.

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