Skin Tracter

  • The traction force is applied over a large area, this spreads the load and is more comfortbale and efficient. 
  • Force applied is transmitted from skin to the bones via superficial fascia, deep fascia and intramuscular septa. 
  • For better efficiency the traction force is applied only to the limb distal to the fracture. 

One size fits all

  • Used in temporary management of femoral neck fractures and intertrochanteric fractures. 
  • Can use tape or pre-made boot.     
  • Not used to obtain or hold reduction.