All the following are contraindication for skin traction except (AIIMS May 2012)
|A||Laceration of the skin in the area to which the traction is to he applied|
|B||Impairment of circulation|
|C||Presence of fracture proximal to the traction site|
Presence of fracture proximal to the traction site
a. Presence of fracture proximal to the traction site is many times the indication for skin traction.
b. In addition to a, b, and d the other contra indication (relative) to skin traction is marked shortening of the bony fragments when the traction weight required will be greater than that can be applied through the skin