What is traction?

  • (noun): (orthopedics) the act of pulling on a bone or limb (as in a fracture) to relieve pressure or align parts in a special way during healing.
    Example: "His leg was in traction for several days"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on traction:

List Of Streetcar Lines On Long Island - Huntington Traction Company
... The Huntington Traction Company was the successor to the Huntington Railroad Company inheriting the original line between Huntington Railroad Station and Halesite ... Name From To Route Notes Huntington Traction Company Halesite South Huntington Wincoma Drive, East Shore Drive, New York Avenue, Walt Whitman Road ...
Traction - Other Uses
... Traction (agency), San Francisco-based interactive advertising agency Traction (orthopedics), a set of mechanisms for straightening broken bones or relieving pressure on the skeletal system ...
Locomotives Of India - Broad Gauge (5 Ft 6 In) Locomotives Used in India - Dual (both AC and DC) Traction
... is the only location in India still using DC traction ... They can run under AC traction too ...
Traction Software - History
... dating back to 1999 and a commercial market launch in 2002 when Traction TeamPage Version 2.8 was the first platform to be dubbed an Enterprise Weblog ... funding to add the WebDAV extension to the Traction platform and to support the following Liberty Project participants Traction Software, The Office of Naval Research, the Army Night ... Traction Software was named to KMWorld’s 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management for six consecutive years through 2010 ...

More definitions of "traction":

  • (noun): The friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road).
    Synonyms: grip, adhesive friction