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Pain Management Interventions for Hip Fracture

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Effectiveness of Skin Traction on Acute Pain: Trials, Results, and Conclusions

In a meta-analysis of data from eight trials of skin traction, the difference in pain intensity between patients treated with skin traction and control groups receiving usual care is negligible and not statistically significant (the range of potential mean difference values includes no difference at -0.24 cm and worsening of pain at 0.65 cm). However, the strength of the evidence is low.

In one trial, skeletal traction exhibited no statistically significant difference in pain relief when compared with skin traction.