Pediatric Orthopedic Nursing

Pediatric Orthopedic Nursing

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The use of Crutchfield tongs is a form of skeletal traction applied to the skull for severe cervical injuries or postoperative ... places the pressure on the occiput rather than on the chin and a pair of leather harnesses that fit on either side over the pelvis. ... Halo-femoral traction is a form of skeletal traction that utilizes four skull pins connected by means of a metal ring and two pins or wires in the distal femurs.

Title:Pediatric Orthopedic Nursing
Author:Nancy E. Hilt, Elbert William Schmitt
Publisher:C.V. Mosby - 1975


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