Tracción lateral

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Definición

Es una técnica en la cual se emplea peso o tensión para mover una parte del cuerpo hacia un lado o lejos de su ubicación original.

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Información

La tracción puede usarse para tratar o reducir alguna dislocación de 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 algunos huesos rotos.

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: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 17, section B.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/04/2011
  • 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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