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Traction MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Traction
Tree Number(s)
E04.555.720
Unique ID
D014143
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014143
Scope Note
The pull on a limb or a part thereof. Skin traction (indirect traction) is applied by using a bandage to pull on the skin and fascia where light traction is required. Skeletal traction (direct traction), however, uses pins or wires inserted through bone and is attached to weights, pulleys, and ropes. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed)
NLM Classification #
WE 168
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1997/06/20
Traction Preferred
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