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35.ID: 383721169A client with a leg fracture who has been placed in skeletal traction is transported to the orthopedic unit after surgery. Which finding would indicate the need to contact the orthopedic specialist? The traction knots are intact. The traction weights are hanging freely. The clamps on the traction frame are tight. The traction ropes are unable to move over the pulleys. Correct Rationale: After skeletal traction pins are inserted and traction is applied, all ropes, knots, and pulleys areinspected to ensure that they are positioned properly. Traction knots and ropes must be intact and secure. Ropes should move easily over pulleys and weights, and the weights should hang freely at all times. The clamps on the traction frame should be tight.
36.ID: 383720551Buck extension traction is applied to the right leg of a client who sustained a right hip fracture. Which intervention should the nurse include in the plan of care?