The nurse is preparing to receive an 18-month-old client from surgery who had repair of a congenital hip deformity. What type of traction does the nurse anticipate setting up for the client?
Correct response: Bryant’s traction
Bryant’s traction is used following corrective surgery to repair congenital hip deformities. It involves wrapping the child’s legs with moleskin tape and an adhesive elastic bandage which is attached to a series of ropes and weights. The tension helps keep the end of the femur in the hip socket during the healing process.