The maximum amount of traction weight that can be applied with skin traction is (DNB June 2012)
a. The maximum amount of weight can be applied with skin traction is 15 pounds or 6.7 kgs.
b. There is some controversy over the exact amount with many books quoting the figure as 2-2.5 kgs.
c. But the standard work in orthopedics as far as orthopedic appliances is concerned 'traction and orthopedic appliances' by John D M Stewart and Jeffrey P Hallett mention the figure as 6.7 kgs