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Spinal Injury

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All the following are complication of skull traction except (AIIMS May 2012)



A Osteomylitis of the skull

B Subdural abscess

C Brain stem fracture

D Cerebral abscess

Ans. C

Brain stem fracture

a. Crutchfield tongs may penetrate the inner table of the skull if they are tightened.

b. Skeletal traction applied to the skull can give rise to complications that can be fatal like osteomyelitis of the skull, extra dural hematoma, extra dural abscess, subdural abscess and cerebral abscess

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