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Head Halter Traction
Did skull traction ( for cervical spondylotheses grade 1 ( c5/6) as a result road traffic accident on 3/3/2014. how long will I keep wearing collar?
I stopped the traction on my hair it's been two months and my hair is still shedding when will it grow back? Please help me
Need more info: There are lots of reasons to cause your problem. It may be genetic or infection or the traction has affected the growth of the hair follicle. My advice is to consult with a dermatologist. In the meantime you could try an over the counter medical supplement called Biotin to take orally. Talk to your pharmacist also if you go that route. ...Read more
Does lattice with very small holes have a greater risk of developing into a retinal tear (due to traction) than lattice without holes or unrelated?
Minor difference: Lattice develops as a means for the young retina to stabilize deeper attachments to prevent detachment. This along with the gelatinous nature of the vitreous is very protective. The holes probably reflect slightlly thinner retina and a very slightly increased risk. Detachment is unlikely until past age 40 when the vitreous naturally liquefies and is less protective. ...Read more
Generally yes: Neck traction is contraindicated in patients with structural disease secondary to tumor or infection, rheumatoid arthritis, severe vascular compromise, and any condition for which movement is contraindicated. Relative contraindications include acute strains and sprains and inflammatory conditions that may be aggravated by traction, or recent spine surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer