Improved Traction Device (ITD)
The Improved Traction Device, ITD, was developed following extensive analysis of current traction devices and after gaining valuable input from the EMTs and Paramedics who used them day to day. ITD solves the problems inherent to the other devices with its vast improvements to the device's pole, traction anchor, ankle hitch and groin strap.
All of these improvements ensure the most important tests of performance and patient comfort.
IMPROVED CARBON FIBER
This material is 10 times stronger and lighter than the aluminum pole currently used. The Carbon Fiber Traction Pole Does not conduct heat away from the patient, nor does it transfer cold to the patient as an aluminum pole will.
IMPROVED X-RAY TRANSLUCENCY
The traction pole is made from x-ray translucent carbon fiber.
IMPROVED ANKLE HITCH
The ankle hitch is designed to bring added comfort to the patient by preventing unnecessary movement of the leg through the use of a detachable stirrup. Each pull tab offers a plastic pull ring for ease of use with gloved hands.
IMPROVED TRACTION ANCHOR
The I.T.D. Traction Anchor Point is virtually indestructible. It is constructed out of the latest polymers which maintain its material integrity in extreme temperatures + or - degrees. As opposed to the inexpensive and outdated plastic dart in the market today, our traction anchor does not break at the top. The old dart becomes extremely brittle at high or low temperatures and fails. During traction with the I.T.D., the ankle hitch is forced down into the anchor point, virtually eliminating any chance for the hitch to ride up and off of the anchor.
IMPROVED GROIN AND ANKLE STRAPS
The I.T.D. was made with a special contouring material in both the groin and ankle strap areas to bring much needed comfort to the patient. Any patient who has experienced the current single pole traction device will attest to the discomfort it gives to the groin and ankle areas.
The I.T.D. utilizes only Nexus for its buckles.
IMPROVED CARRY BAG (MOLLE STYLE)
The I.T.D. provides a compact case with MOLLE style attachment capability for easy storage and rapid deployment. The I.T.D. is very easy to repackage and store. Replacement parts are conveniently listed on bag.
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