*This is used in infants and children with femoral fractures.
*Indications Gallows Traction
- Child must weigh less than 12 kg
- Femoral fractures
- Skin must be intact
*Both the fractured and the well femur are placed in skin traction and the infant is suspended by these from a special frame. Vascular compromise is the biggest danger. Check the circulation twice daily. The buttocks should be just off the bed.