Articulating tactical traction splint use on pulseless forearm fracture

J Spec Oper Med. 2014 Spring;14(1):6-8. doi: 10.55460/XHVQ-3444.


An articulating tactical traction splint (REEL™ Tactical Traction Splint), commonly issued to U.S. military personnel, was used to maintain traction in a pulseless forearm fracture during a confined space rescue, with good peripheral perfusion maintained through transport. This enabled a single rescuer to focus attention and provide care for other critical aspects of a multisystem trauma patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic
  • Adult
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Treatment / methods*
  • Female
  • Forearm Injuries / therapy
  • Hand / blood supply*
  • Humans
  • Radius Fractures / therapy*
  • Splints*
  • Traction / instrumentation
  • Traction / methods*
  • Ulna Fractures / therapy*