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 My surgeon has no experience in the use of a traction device after a nesbit procedure to correct a ventral curve. He therefore recommends no traction until 4 months after surgery. The manual of the traction device recommends start of traction therapy one month post surgery in order to avoid loss of length. What to believe? Are there risks involved in starting traction earlier than 4 months after? Do you have any opinions on the matter? Thank you for sharing your view!
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