cervical skin traction
- 0Mar 16, '06 by tylersmom716does anyone know where i can find out information on cervical skin traction? I am a 2nd semester nursing student and i have to do a presentation on this.
- 0Mar 16, '06 by P_RN Senior ModeratorWhere have you looked so far? Traction is usually divided into skeletal and skin. Using a pin or rod through a bone and attaching traction to the the rod/pin would be skeletal traction.
Using a wrap, tape or other halter device would be skin traction.
Try doing a search on orthopedic traction and I think you will find what you seek.
- 0Mar 17, '06 by linhiThe National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses has published references about traction--both skeletal and skin. You can get archives of those articles by writing to www.orthopaedicnursing.com. We also have published research regarding pin care for skeletal traction. I've been doing orthopaedic nursing for about 20 years and I haven't seen a cervical halter in at least 10 of those years. Zimmer publishes a very good traction manual also. Hope you find what you are looking for.