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Unformatted text preview: The tongs are secure when the metal pressure pin protrudes 1mm. Traction should be initiated 10lb and increased by 5-10lb increments. Reduction should be performed with in awake patients with administration of intravenous midazolam if needed. Fluoroscopy or serial radiographs and neurologic examinations should be performed to avoid injury. Benefits: Traction can be applied with minimal skin preparation and without assistance. It can be applied by one person and without anterior pin sites. Fast and easy Resource: http://www.mdconsult.com/books/page.do?sid=1124376112&eid=4-u1.0-B978-1-4160-2220-6..10025-8--s0150&isbn=978-1-4160-2220-6&type=bookPage&sectionEid=4-u1.0-B978-1-4160-2220-6. .10025-8--s0240&uniqId=236370571-8...
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