Agnes Hunt traction – Orthopaedics MCQ

Agnes Hunt traction is used for?

A. Flexion deformity of hip
B. Trochanteric fracture
C. Fracture shaft of femur in adults
D. Low backache

Correct answer : A. Flexion deformity of hip

  • Agnes Hunt traction is used for correction of mild flexion deformity of hip joint in poliomyelitis.
  • Traction used for trochanteric fracture – Russell’s traction
  • Traction used for fracture shaft of femur in adults – Perkin’s traction
  • Traction used for low backache – Buck’s traction

Ref:

  • Practical Orthopedics By Kakkad Subhash, p46
  • Textbook of Orthopedics By John Ebnezar, 4th ed, p67

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