Traction equipment is used to slowly and gently pull on a dislocated or fractured body part. The equipment usually consists of a system of ropes pulleys and weights. The two main categories of traction therapy are skeletal traction and skin traction. The devices in this section are primarily focused on skeletal traction.
Although more modern techniques have largely replaced traction therapy, it is still in use in specific circumstances, such as the treatment of humeral fractures in children. Cervical traction, involving treatment of spinal injuries, also remains a fairly popular therapeutic option. The equipment that you can buy for this form of therapy includes devices suitable for both home and clinical use.