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Descriptor English: Traction
Descriptor Spanish: Tracción
Descriptor Portuguese: Tração
Descriptor French: Traction
Entry term(s): Tractions
Tree number(s): E04.555.720
RDF Unique Identifier: https://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)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
DeCS ID: 14533
Unique ID: D014143
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1997/06/20
Traction - Preferred
Concept UI M0021755
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)
Preferred term Traction
Entry term(s) Tractions



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