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Trauma, usually by motor vehicle accidents, involves severe traction on the upper limb which leads to partial or complete nerve avulsion: C5/C6 involvement. Retinal haemorrhage is a cardinal manifestation of abusive head injury characterized by repetitive acceleration–deceleration forces with or. Mechanical traction should not be used for anyone with severe osteoporosis (brittle bones), ligamentous instability, local infection, or bone cancer. Patients. showed no benefit of traction (together with routine conservative treatment) for patients with acute herniated disc syndrome. Low back pain[edit | edit source]. Reduction requires reversal of mechanism of injury Traction to disengage fracture fragments acute fractures due to swelling & other soft. Ninety-two per cent (n=12) of neurosurgeons covered spine trauma compared to 66% of closed traction-reduction of patients with acute dislocations. Acute complications are generally those occurring as a result of the initial trauma and include neurovascular and soft tissue damage. Lateral traction on neck shows difference in traction from diverse Severe brachial plexus injury in the posterior arm: an alternative explanation. The injury is most often caused by traction or compression of the upper trunk of the brachial plexus or the fifth or sixth cervical nerve roots. Knee injuries are also common, with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury being a frequent, severe injury of the knee joint. ACL injuries tend to be caused by.