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pt presents with radiating pain down R LE. What type of traction, how long, what direction of pull, and how much weight would you use? Duty Cycle

25-50% BW for the traction force. 3-5min for first time treatment, 8-10min for disc treatment. Direction of pull would be transverse, at 0degrees.

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pt presents with muscle spasm, creating a R bend scoliosis. What direction, what time, and how much weight would you use? Duty Cycle?

25-50% BW for the traction force. 15-20min treatment time for muscle issues. The direction of pull would be on the R side (the side where the muscle spasm is occuring).

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pt presents with radiating pain down L LE. pt is listing to the left. What type of traction, how long, what direction of pull, and how much weight would you use? Duty Cycle

25-50% BW for the traction force. This is considered a disc issue, so 3-5min for the first treatment, progressed to 8-10. pt. is listing towards the pain, therefore, the direction of pull should be on the opposite side. (R side for this case).

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pt. presents with radiating pain down the R LE. Pt is listing towards the left. What type of traction, how long, what direction of pull, and how much weight would you use? Duty

25-50% BW for the traction force. This is considered a disc issue, so 3-5min for the first treatment, progressed to 8-10. pt. is listing away from the pain, therefore, the direction of pull should be on the same side that the pain is occurring. (R side for this case).

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pt. presents with bilateral muscle spasms and facet hypomobility. What type of traction, how long, what direction of pull, and how much weight would you use? Duty Cycle

25-50% BW for the traction force. This is a muscular injury, so a 25-30% lumbar flexion should be applied to stretch the post muscles. 15-20 min traction time.

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pt. presents with R facet syndrome of c5. What type of traction, how long, what direction of pull, and how much weight would you use? Duty Cycle

10-20% BW (35# max) traction force. this is a facet syndrome, so 25-30% cervical flexion should be applied while doing traction. the treatment should last 15-20min.

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pt. presents with tension headaches. What type of traction, how long, what direction of pull, and how much weight would you use? Duty Cycle

10-20% BW (35#max) traction force. This is a muscular issue, so 25-20% cervical flexion should be applied. the treatment should last 15-20min.

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pt. presents with radiating pain down R UE. What type of traction, how long, what direction of pull, and how much weight would you use? Duty Cycle

10-20%Bw (35# mac) traction force. This is considered a disc issue, so 0 degrees cervical flexion to distract vertebral bodies. 3-5min for first treatment, progress to 8-10min.

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pt. presents with HNP c5. What type of traction, how long, what direction of pull, and how much weight would you use? Duty Cycle

10-20%Bw (35# mac) traction force. This is considered a disc issue, so 0 degrees cervical flexion to distract vertebral bodies. 3-5min for first treatment, progress to 8-10min.

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pt. present with HNP L4. What type of traction, how long, what direction of pull, and how much weight would you use? Duty Cycle

25-50% BW for the traction force. 3-5min for first time treatment, 8-10min for disc treatment. Direction of pull would be transverse, at 0degrees.

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What are the indications for traction?

Herniated Nucleus Pulposa (HNP), Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD), Joint dysfunction (hypo-mobility), Muscle Spasm.

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What are the contraindications for traction?

Structural Fault due to tumor or infection
Vascular compromise of vertebral artery in c-spine pts.
Where movement is contraindicated, such as fracture of c-spine in pts. with RA.

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What are the Precautions for traction?

Acute Strains
Pregnancy (due to increased laxity)
Menstrual Cycle
Osteoporosis
Hiatal Hernia using pelvic traction
Claustrophobic pt