Transverse traction in the treatment of scoliosis. A preliminary report.

Nineteen scoliotic patients were treated with the standard Harrington distraction rod supplemented with transverse traction. The latter consists of a compressive device (either Harrington';s or Cotrel's) applied to the convex side of the curve to correct disc space wedging and then drawn toward the distraction rod with a simple traction apparatus… (More)