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ATTR 362: Traction

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Jess Edler

on 16 September 2015

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Transcript of ATTR 362: Traction

TRACTION
Longitudinal force to the spine and associated structures, distracting vertebrae
Gravity
Machine
Clinician
Position of patient's body
Uses of traction
Decrease pain caused by mechanical traction
vertebrae
facet joints
spinal nerve roots
Force applied must overcome the sum of resistance of:
body weight
tension of surrounding soft tissue
friction between patient and table
gravity
Types of Traction
Continuous
Sustained
Intermittent
Manual
Positional
Auto-traction
Discuss & Share
1. Disk Protrusion
2. Degenerative Disk Disease/ Nerve Root Compression
3. Facet Joint Pathology
4. Muscle Spasm
Angle of Pull
Frontal: Flexion/Extension
Sagittal: Unilateral
Transverse: Neutral
Contraindications
Acute injury
Unstable spine
Diseases/Cancers affecting vertebrae or spinal cord
Vertebral fractures
Extruded disk fragment
Spinal cord compression
Osteoporosis
Rheumetoid arthritis
Evidence
Parameters are trial and error
Decrease disk compression: inconclusive
Cervical traction as part of an intervention program: inconclusive
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