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A 10-year-old boy presented with acute onset flaccid quadriparesis following a minor fall when he was 6 years old, which was managed conservatively on skin traction.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of skin traction on the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the right IJV using ultrasound in anaesthetised infants and young children.
Since traction is believed to reduce pain, skin traction is used in many hip fracture patients.
Following a careful objective examination, a decision was taken by the referring orthopaedic surgeon to place the patient on skin traction with 5kg weight to both lower limbs whilst supine for two weeks (to assist patient to have strict bed rest).
Preoperative skin traction reduces the pain associated with hip fracture.
On admission to the ward, skin traction was applied to the patient's leg to stabilize the fracture.