I'm not sure that there is any specific treatment for a patient in bucks. Treatment for the immobilized patient would be in the same category except for dealing with weights and repositioning issues. Check your med/surg book in geriatric section for care of immobilized patient, and also the orthopedic/ musculoskelatal sections.
Issues involving skin intergrity, pain, pressure on boney prominences, possibly nutrition and self care deficits come to mind right now.
Sorry thats all i can come up with right now.
Hi all! I am searching for info on care of patients in traction, especially Buck's traction. Or links to this info. Help!
I am having same problem..it seems..my books, dont have much info..on patients in traction.. I think some traction require supine only. and I wonder how being in supine only, patient survives with out pressure sores., How does a patient manage to stay in same position all the time..