Traction Unit tracction unit do u know what traction is? traction is a medical equipments which used to restore bone or muscle in fracture and dislocation function restore bone or muscle in fracture and dislocation relieve pain due to muscle spasm healing deformity (nerve disfunction) Physical Characteristics • width 60 cm • length 250 cm overall length • shapes the shapes is like a mattress • height range from floor 54-104 cm How it Works By utilizing the tensile force generated by motor, traction use motor dc to move hook that connect to the patients body the traction can relax tense muscle and restore bone to its proper position. The principle of work of this tool is based on the pulling force between two objects that is moved by an electrical motor DC. This tool has a calculation for adjusting the patient's body weight . Procedures • • • • • • • • patient is fitted with a corsett on the part of the body that to be treated the corset is connected with a hook the hook connected to a rope that willconnect it to the motor turn on power setting the wight of the load obtained from the patient's body setting the length of time off pull and stretch in the therapy process then setting a timer duration of the therapy process press start, than the motor will pulls the load and pushes the rope that connected to the patient • this process occurs repeatedly according to the timer time Advantages The advantages using this tool is: 1. its simple to use , so its easy to applicate to the patient 2. Cause less pain than other methods of treatment Disadvantages The disadvantages using traction is 1. take longer time for treatment in the hospital 2. pasient hard to move when using this device (limited mobilization 3. Use so much accessories tools My Opinion & Recommendation In my opinion Traction unit is very good tool to be used as a therapy tool because of its easy to applicate to the patient that makes it easy for therapist to attach the traction unit to the patient. Besides of its disadvantages this tool has a good advantages too likes do less pain when its used.