Skeletal Traction: Types & Complications


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How does skeletal traction work?

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1. Which two devices are used with balanced suspension traction?

2. How could you tell that a patient in skull tongs traction might have a brain infection?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take a short quiz to test your knowledge or print it as a worksheet to review the common types of skeletal traction, why they are used and the tools needed for each. You'll also review the most-likely complications that arise with skeletal traction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goals of this quiz and worksheet are to test your understanding and review:

  • How a skeletal traction works
  • The different types of skeletal traction and the tools needed for each
  • Symptoms of common complications

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can correctly explain how a skeletal traction works
  • Knowledge application - ensure that you are able to use your knowledge of skeletal traction to answer questions about common complications with this treatment
  • Distinguishing differences - check your understanding to see if you can compare the types of skeletal tractions and the tools required to perform them

Additional Learning

Need to learn more to brush up your knowledge? Check out the accompanying lesson, Skeletal Traction: Types & Complications, where you can get a deeper review of:

  • The definition of skeletal traction
  • Types and examples of skeletal traction
  • Terms for the tools needed for the different types of traction
  • Common complications of skeletal traction to look for