• Hare femoral traction kit



  • Lie the patient supine with the injured leg supported.
  • Provide appropriate analgesia for patient.
  • Ensure you are using a hospital bed where you have 20 cm of room distal to the injured leg for the traction device to extend into.
  • Appropriately position the leg support straps (2 above knee, 2 below knee).
  • Secure the ankle attachment.
  • Using device, apply longitudinal traction (utilize approximately 10% of patient’s total body weight).
  • Reassess pulses, motor and sensation.