Tracción lateral

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La 

 puede usarse para tratar o reducir alguna  de la cadera, aplicando tensión a la pierna o al brazo con pesas y poleas para realinear el hueso. Por ejemplo, se puede usar para ayudar a mantener una cadera dislocada dentro del acetábulo mientras sana.

La tracción como tratamiento consiste en la cantidad de tensión o fuerza aplicada, el tiempo durante el cual se usa la tensión y los medios empleados para mantener la tensión. La tracción lateral también se puede usar para tratar algunas fracturas.

Referencias

Rosipal CE, Wirth MA, da Silva Leitao IC, Rockwood CA Jr. Shoulder: Injuries to the sternoclavicular joint in the adult and child. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier Saunders; 2009:chap 17, section B.

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  • Last reviewed on 4/16/2013
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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