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Which traction system should be anticipated by the nurse when preparing the patient’s room? A 1-year-and 2-month-old child weighing 26 lb (11.8 kg) is admitted for traction to treat congenital hip dislocation.

This question is part of Pediatric Nursing NCLEX Quiz 2
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Feb 22, 2020

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R. Barnes

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R. Barnes, Analyst, PhD, Clinton

Answered Jun 03, 2019

Bryant’s traction should be used for a 1-year-and 2-month-old child weighing 26 lb. (11.8 kg) Admitted for traction to treat congenital hip dislocation. Bryant’s traction is a form of orthopedic traction standard in pediatrics. It is used to treat fractures in the femur and congenital hip dislocation in children below the age of 2 who also weigh below 30 lb.

For children over the age of 2, 90 – 90 traction (option D) is used to treat femoral fractures. Buck’s extension fracture (option B) is a form of skin traction used in the management and correction of fractures in the lower limb. Overhead suspension traction is used to treat fractures in the upper limb (humerus)

 

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Santepro

Answered Aug 28, 2018

Bryant’s traction

Bryants traction is used to treat femoral fractures of congenital hip dislocation in children under age 2 who weigh less than 30 lb (13.6 kg).Option B: Bucks extension traction is skin traction used for short-term immobilization or to correct bone deformities or contractures.Option C: Overhead suspension traction is used to treat fractures of the humerus; and Option D: 90-90 traction is used to treat femoral fracture in children over age 2.
 

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