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countertraction <i>n.</i>

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran

in A Dictionary of Nursing

Seventh edition

Published in print May 2017 | ISBN: 9780198788454
Published online May 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191830358
countertraction n.

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the use of an opposing force to balance that being applied during traction, when a strong continuous pull is applied, for example, to a limb so that broken bones can be kept in alignment during healing....

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Subjects: Nursing

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