AIIMS May 2012 – MCQ 1

Gallow’s traction is used for ?
a) Fracture shaft of femur
b) Fracture neck of femur
c) Fracture humerus
d) Fracture tibia

(Repeat AIIMS Nov 2010)

Correct answer : a) Fracture shaft of femur

Gallow’s traction is used in infants and children with femoral fractures.

Indications Gallows Traction

  • Child must weigh less than 12 kg
  • Femoral fractures
  • Skin must be intact

Ref: www0.sun.ac.za/ortho/webct-ortho/general/trac/trac-2.html

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