Weight must be chosen carefully for the specific fracture and must seldom exceed 5 lbs for the upper cervical spine and 20 lbs for the lower cervical spine. ... Crutchfield tongs are applied much in the same fashion as the Gardner tongs except that it is necessary to incise the skin and perforate the outer cortex of the ... The galea is cleaned off a small area of bone and the drill hole is made in the outer table.
|Title||:||Orthopaedic Traction Manual|
|Author||:||Andrew F. Brooker, Gerhard Schmeisser|