previous section: 9/10 page: 1/5 next

9Final splint adjustments

Final Thomas's splint adjustments – counter traction

Counter traction

It should be noted that tightening the distal end of the traction cord forces the ring of the Thomas‘s splint proximally, possibly risking pressure sores at the groin.

To prevent this proximal displacement, counter traction with weights is applied to the end of the Thomas‘s splint, as shown here.