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Buck's traction

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Definition

A longitudinal skin traction applied to extremity in one direction with a single pulley, and keeping the leg in extended position without hip flexion. It is used to treat fractures, to realign broken bones, to correct contractures or deformities, and for knee immobilization.


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Synonym: bucks extension. See also: fracture.