Medical Dictionary


noun trac·tion \ˈtrak-shən\

Medical Definition of TRACTION

:  the pulling of or tension established in one body part by another
:  a pulling force exerted on a skeletal structure (as in a fracture) by means of a special device or apparatus <a traction splint>; also :  a state of tension created by such a pulling force <a leg in traction>


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