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Which of the following is NOT CONTRAINDICATED with CERVICAL TRACTION?

Which of the following is NOT CONTRAINDICATED with CERVICAL TRACTION? (not lumbar)

A. Advanced FA

B. Osteoporosis

C. Stage II Renal Disease

D. Third Trimester Pregnancy


My answer is D because although relaxin increases with pregnancy, the greatest laxity is in the SI joint.  Wouldn't CERVICAL tx be ok at 3rd trimester. I was in between this and stage II renal disease. Please explain 

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  • Dear BNavarra,using Foley catheter as a method of termination of pregnancy in second and early third trimester is safe and inexpensive, and its efficacy can be enhanced with the use of traction to give similar results to prostaglandin E2.
    • Prof-A
    • Apr 30, 2016 at 10:53am
  • Dear BNavarra,if you find my answer helpful please do not forget to rate.Thank you.
    • Prof-A
    • Apr 30, 2016 at 10:54am

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  • Why would third trimester pregnancy be a contraindication for CeRVICAL traction. The other comments said the answer was D. Lumbar tractions is a contraindication but I have not see anything about cervical traction and pregnancy. Can you please explain your thought process ?
    • BNavarra
    • May 01, 2016 at 12:57pm

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