Skin Traction

Traction refers to applying strain to a misplaced bone or joint, such as a broken collarbone, using weights and pulleys. The tension aids in repositioning and stabilizing the joint. The distinction is in the location of the pin or base. For example, suppose a pin is put into the bone; it is termed skeletal traction, and if a splint or adhesive is placed onto the skin, it is termed skin traction.

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I was left with a hole in the skull after hematoma evacuation. Is it safe?

Query: Hi doctor,Seven months ago, I had a serious head injury. That time, I was left with a small hole in the skull after extradural hematoma evacuation. Then, I had no discomfort in the head. Now, I have terrible tension around the back of the head and dull pressure and pain next to the hole. I feel hyp...  Read Full »


Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A small piece of the skull bone could be cut and the hole in the bone was made. According to the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is no residual brain damage. Under these circumstances, I can explain your headache as follows. The pain a...  Read Full »

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