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Optimal Traction Device - OTD
Compact and Lightweight Traction Splint
NSN: 6515-01-346-9186
You never need to roll your patient or raise their leg when applying traction with the Optimal Traction Device...

Designed for use on patients with suspected mid-shaft femur fractures, the Optimal Traction Device (OTD) allows for effective traction and immobilization of patients with any hip or groin trauma.  The Optimal Traction Device provides the critical mechanical traction needed to relieve pain, increase patient comfort and reduce the possibility of further vascular and nerve damage.

The OTD works without the use of an "uncomfortable" Ischial bar, eliminating unnecessary pressure and additional pain that occur when rolling the patient or lifting his or her leg.
Designed to be carried in a trauma box, jump bag or first aid kit, this device is especially practical for wilderness rescue, ski patrols, SWAT medics and military field medics.
  • Straps are pre-connected for easy application. EMS Version comes with colored straps for easier identification.
  • The compact storage system allows for rapid and reliable deployment in tactical and prehospital settings.
  • The durable container is made of 500 Denier CORDURA® nylon with the device name embellished on the pack.
  • Anti-Shock Trousers can be quickly and easily applied over the device.
  • One person can properly apply this device in less than 1-2 minutes based on training, rescuer familiarity with the device, and patient and environmental conditions.
The Optimal/Kendrick Traction Device comes complete with a convenient 9.5" wide by 3.5" tall storage pouch & easy-to-follow instructions.

Weighing in at less than 20 ounces, you can easily carry a traction device in your trauma box, jump bag or first aid kit!

  • No uncomfortable Ischial bar
  • Weight: Less than 20 oz
  • One person application in under 2 minutes
  • Adult, child or pediatric use
  • Stores in its own 9.5" x 3.5" storage pouch
  • Colors: EMS Orange. Tactical Black


At left: Boot Hitch now included with all OTD's

This device features a traction pole that adjusts to different sizes instantly for adult or pediatric use!

"This is, without a doubt, the best traction splint on the market,"
quote from some marketing/sales guy...

The OTD offers various application modes where traction on more than one extremity is needed or stabilization of the extremities on one side is needed and can be accomplished with 2 OTD's in a matter of minutes (see the training video at the bottom of the page).

Designed as a lightweight and compact improvement over traditional traction splints,  this traction splint is especially practical for S.A.R., CERT, wilderness rescue, ski patrols, schools, tactical medics, private military contractors and military field medics.

These features make the OTD the clear choice for today’s prehospital and tactical healthcare professionals and for those who operate in non-linear/non-traditional environments where a traction splint may be required for stabilization of a fracture.


At right: Traction being applied to the upper extremity with one OTD


Components of the system include:
  • traction pole
  • ankle hitch
  • shin elastic strap
  • thigh elastic strap
  • upper thigh system
  • and knee elastic strap
  • 9.5" x 3.5" storage pouch
  • easy to follow instructions for use


Order Form Information  
Qty. Item# Description Color M.S.R.P List Price
BT OTD Optimum Traction Device - OTD $155.00 $115.00



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