I am a new Rn on the surgical floor at a large hospital, more than an hour outside of the big city. I recently admitted a hip fracture. She was my first pre-op hip. Naturally, she was in incredible pain. She was admitted on a Friday night and the surgeon needed cardiac clearance before he would operate, therefore the surgery would not happen until after the weekend. The senior nurse said "we used to use bucks traction all the time, but not any more". I asked why, but no one on that shift knows. Anyone else have some information about it? Are other hospitals moving away from bucks traction?