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Model 4739 - Triton® Traction Unit
Model 4778 - Triton® Traction Unit with sEMG
Model 2841 - Triton® DTS Traction Unit with sEMG
ISO 13485 CERTIFIED
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOREWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Product Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
ABOUT TRACTION THERAPY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Precautionary Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Dangers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Overview of Traction Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Common Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Indications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Contraindications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
NOMENCLATURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 813
Base Unit - Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Base Unit - Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11
LCD Base. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Symbol Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
SPECIFICATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1416
Triton® Traction
Operating Controls - Home Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-28
Operating Controls - Treatment Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-32
sEMG Traction Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-35
Starting, Pausing and Stopping Treatment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37
Saving Treatment to a Patient Data Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-40
Retrieving Data from Existing Patient Data Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Erasing Patient Data Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
User Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-44
Clinical Protocols™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-46
Multimedia Card (MMC) Graphics Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
DTS Pull Patterns (If Applicable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5053
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-51
Error Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-53
MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Traction Unit Dimensions and Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
sEMG Module Dimensions and Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Description of Device Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Preventative Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Calibration Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
SETUP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1723
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Contents of Carton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Mounting Unit on Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Attaching the Patient Switch Hook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Installing the sEMG Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Removing the sEMG Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Initial Unit Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2448
Patient Preparation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25
FOREWORD
Triton® Traction
This manual has been written for the operators of the Triton traction unit. It contains general instructions for operation, precautionary
instructions, and maintenance recommendations. In order to obtain maximum life and efficiency from your Triton traction unit, and to
assist in the proper operation of the unit, read and understand this manual thoroughly.
The specifications put forth in this manual were in effect at the time of publication. However, owing to Chattanooga Group's policy of
continuous improvement, changes to these specifications may be made at any time without obligation on the part of Chattanooga Group.
Before administering any treatment to a patient, you should become acquainted with the operating procedures, as well as the indications,
contraindications, cautions, warnings, and dangers. Consult other resources for additional information regarding the application of traction
therapy.
Product Description
The Triton traction unit is a simple to use digital touch screen user interface traction unit that offers static, intermittent, and cyclic traction
with user definable hold, rest, and treatment times. An optional sEMG Module and DTS software upgrade are available for separate
purchase. Patient Pain Profiles are recorded before and after treatment with a Numeric Pain Scale, VAS (Visual Analog Scale), and Pain Map
for each patient. Once treatment parameters are customized for a patient, clinicians can store them as either the default user protocol or
as one of twenty user defined protocols. The Triton traction unit contains a Patient Data Card port, providing access to store the above
session parameters on Patient Data Cards. Information may be transferred to a PC via the optional Patient Data Management System. The
PC software is designed to allow easy access to patient data and printing of reports as well as adding session notes to the Patient Data
Card.
This equipment is to be used only under the prescription and supervision of a licensed practitioner.
©2006 Encore Medical Corporation or its affiliates, Austin, Texas, USA. Any use of editorial, pictorial, or layout composition of this publication without express written consent
from the Chattanooga Group of Encore Medical, L.P. is strictly prohibited. This publication was written, illustrated, and prepared for print by the Chattanooga Group of Encore
Medical, L.P.
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ABOUT TRACTION THERAPY
Triton® Traction
PRECAUTIONARY INSTRUCTIONS
The precautionary instructions found in this section and throughout this
manual are indicated by specific symbols. Understand these symbols
and their definitions before operating this equipment. The definitions of
these symbols are as follows:
NOTE:
Throughout this manual “NOTE” may be found. These Notes are helpful
information to aid in the particular area or function being described.
CautionText with a “CAUTION” indicator will explain possible safety infractions
that could have the potential to cause minor to moderate injury or
damage to equipment.
WarningText with a “WARNING” indicator will explain possible safety infractions
that will potentially cause serious injury and equipment damage.
DangerText with a “DANGER” indicator will explain possible safety infractions that
are imminently hazardous situations that would result in death or serious
injury.
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ABOUT TRACTION THERAPY
Triton® Traction
• Do not operate the unit when connected to any unit other than
• Read, understand, and practice the precautionary and operating
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instructions. Know the limitations and hazards associated with using
sEMG, DTS Pull Patterns and the Triton traction unit. Observe the
precautionary and operational decals placed on the unit.
DO NOT operate this unit in an environment where other devices
are being used that intentionally radiates electromagnetic energy
in an unshielded manner. Portable and mobile RF communications
equipment can affect Medical Electrical Equipment.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to other devices in
the vicinity. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. Harmful interference to other
devices can be determined by turning this equipment on and off.
Try to correct the interference using one or more of the following:
reorient or relocate the receiving device, increase the separation
between the equipment, connect the equipment to an outlet on a
different circuit from that which the other device(s) are connected
and consult the Chattanooga Group Service Department for help.
This unit should be operated, transported, and stored in
temperatures between 60° F and 104° F (16° C and 38° C) and
atmospheric pressure range between 700-1060 hPa, with relative
humidity ranging from 30% - 60%.
The unit should be routinely checked before each use to determine
all controls function normally.
Do not use electrodes that have been previously used as the
electrodes used with this unit are designed for single use only.
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Chattanooga Group devices. Do not use devices manufactured by
other companies on Chattanooga Group equipment. Chattanooga
Group is not responsible for any consequence resulting from using
products manufactured by other companies.
Handle the unit with care. Inappropriate handling of the unit may
adversely affect its characteristics.
Before each use, inspect the Traction Cord for wear. Prolonged wear
on the cord will cause it to break, which may cause sudden release
of traction pressure on a patient.
Inspect lead wires and associated connectors for signs of damage
before each use. Replace damaged lead wires immediately before
any treatment is applied.
Always test the Patient Interrupt Switch cable before each use for
proper operation.
Do not use sharp objects such as a pencil point or ballpoint pen
to operate the buttons on the Touch Screen base as damage may
result.
Do not remove the cover. This may cause unit damage, malfunction,
electrical shock, fire, or personal injury. There are no user-serviceable
parts inside the unit. If a malfunction occurs, discontinue use
immediately, disconnect the Mains Power Cord from the outlet, and
consult the dealer for repair service.
Do not disassemble, modify, or remodel the unit or accessories.
This may cause unit damage, malfunction, electrical shock, fire, or
personal injury.
Do not use the traction unit near devices such as X-ray units or
diathermy units. These units may emit high frequency noise that
may affect the operation of the unit.
ABOUT TRACTION THERAPY
Triton® Traction
• This device should only be used under the continued supervision of a
• Do not use the Clevis as a handle to pick up or carry the unit.
• Do not permit any foreign materials or liquids to enter the unit. Take
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licensed practitioner.
• Care must be taken when operating this equipment adjacent to or
care to prevent any foreign materials including, but not limited to,
inflammables, water, and metallic objects from entering the unit.
These may cause unit damage, malfunction, electrical shock, fire, or
personal injury.
If you have difficulty operating the unit after carefully reviewing
this operator’s guide, contact your Chattanooga Group dealer for
assistance.
Failure to use and maintain the traction unit and its accessories
in accordance with the instructions outlined in this manual will
invalidate your warranty.
The Patient Interrupt Switch is essential for the functioning of the
unit. If it is not connected, or if it is malfunctioning, the unit will not
work.
A licensed practitioner experienced with traction therapy must be
familiar with all instructions contained in this manual before
administering traction therapy. Do not attempt to become familiar
with the Triton traction unit while administering traction therapy on
a patient.
In the event of a loss of power to the unit or when quick release
is needed, traction tension should only be released by having the
patient move towards the traction head to release the tension on
the rope. Once the tension on the rope has been released, loosen
the patient harness adjustment straps.
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stacked with other equipment. Potential electromagnetic or other
interference could occur to this or other equipment. Try to minimize
this interference by not using other equipment in conjunction with it.
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other
than those specified herein may result in a hazardous traction related
injury.
Before connecting the unit to an electrical outlet, make certain the
unit is electronically grounded by connecting only to a grounded
electrical service receptacle conforming to the applicable national
and local electrical codes.
Do not use a damaged Mains Power Cord. Using a damaged Mains
Power Cord may cause unit damage, malfunction, electrical shock,
fire, or personal injury. If the Mains Power Cord becomes damaged,
discontinue use immediately and contact the dealer for replacement
of the Mains Power Cord.
To prevent electrical shock, disconnect the unit from the power
source before attempting any maintenance procedures.
This device should be kept out of the reach of children.
Always hand tighten the Lock Knob securely to avoid any slippage.
The Patient Interrupt Switch must be in the patient’s grasp
throughout the traction therapy.
Do not apply external pressure (heat or cold) to the electrode sites
during therapy.
Dispose of all products in accordance with local and national
regulations and codes.
ABOUT TRACTION THERAPY
Triton® Traction
• Use only tables, stands, power cords and accessories that are
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• Disconnect the traction unit from the power source before attempting
specially designed for the Triton traction unit. Do not use accessories
manufactured by other companies on the Triton traction unit.
Chattanooga Group is not responsible for any consequence resulting
from using products manufactured by other companies. The use
of other accessories or cables may result in increased emissions or
decreased immunity of the Triton traction unit.
Do not use other accessories other than those supplied with the
system or recommended by Chattanooga Group. The safety of other
products has not been established, and their use could result in injury
to the patient.
To prevent accidental disengagement, this unit must be securely
attached to the mounting surface of the pedestal or traction stand. It
is the responsibility of the user to verify the adequacy of the
installation before use in therapy.
Do not apply electrodes over broken or compromised skin (e.g.,
sunburn, cuts, acne) due to increased risk of skin reactions.
Do not plug lead wires into power outlets such as wall sockets and
line cord receptacles. Doing so could result in severe shock or burns
whether or not the lead wires are attached to the unit.
In the event that an Error message or Warning appears beginning
with a 2 or 3, immediately stop all use of the system and contact
the dealer or Chattanooga Group for service. Errors and Warnings
in these categories indicate an internal problem with the unit that
must be tested by Chattanooga Group or a Field Service Technician
certified by Chattanooga Group before any further operation or use
of the unit. Use of a unit that indicates an Error or Warning in these
categories may pose a risk of injury to the patient, user or extensive
internal damage to the unit.
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any maintenance, installation, removal, or replacement procedures to
prevent electrical shock and possible damage to the unit.
The traction unit should only be used by a qualified licensed
practitioner in a position of supervision during therapy. For that
reason, do not attempt to put yourself in traction with this unit.
• Handle, clean, and dispose of components and accessories that
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have come in contact with bodily fluids according to National, Local
and Facility rules, regulations and procedures.
Do not connect the unit to an electrical supply without first
verifying that the power supply is the correct voltage. Incorrect
voltage may cause unit damage, malfunction, electrical shock, fire,
or personal injury. Your unit was constructed to operate only on the
electrical voltage specified on the Voltage Rating and Serial Number
plate. Contact your Chattanooga Group dealer if the unit is not
properly rated.
Should Traction Cord fray or damage to the Traction Cord or knot be
apparent from visual inspection, immediately stop use of the unit
and contact the Dealer or Chattanooga Group for service.
Do not attempt to repair the Traction Cord.
An improperly tied knot may result in injury. Do not attempt to
re-tie the knot unless properly trained.
ABOUT TRACTION THERAPY
Triton® Traction
OVERVIEW OF TRACTION THERAPY
Effects of Traction Therapy
The Triton traction device provides a treatment in static, intermittent,
and cyclic distraction forces to relieve pressures on structures that may
be causing pain of skeletal or muscular origin (cervical, thoracic, lumbar,
hip, wrist, shoulder). Therapeutic distraction can be applied in a variety of
programmable patterns, cycles and functions.
Static Traction Therapy
This term denotes that a steady amount of traction is applied for periods
from a few minutes up to 99 minutes. The shorter duration is usually
coupled with more tension. Static lumbar traction is most effective if
a split table is utilized to reduce friction. It is important that it is the
type that maintains constant tension. This way, any slack developed as
the patient relaxes during the traction therapy is automatically taken
up and the desired amount of traction is maintained. Static traction is
sometimes referred to as sustained traction.
COMMON TERMS
Progressive Traction
Progressive traction refers to a traction phase during the treatment when
the tension gradually increases.
TX (Traction)
TX (Traction) refers to the type of traction used during a treatment. There
are three modes to choose from: Static, Intermittent or Cyclic Traction
Mode.
Intermittent Traction Therapy
This form of traction alternates traction tension between tension levels
- Maximum and Minimum - every few seconds throughout the timed
treatment. It is also most effective if a split table is used to reduce friction
when giving lumbar traction. In the progressive and regressive phases,
the traction unit pulls to the calculated tension, holds for the set hold time,
then drops to 50% of this tension, holds the set rest time and then repeats
this step for the number of steps selected. However, once the minimum
level is reached, the traction unit uses the minimum level for the rest time.
Steps
The term “step” refers to the increment in which the traction tension is
either increased or decreased during therapy.
Cyclic Traction
Cyclic traction refers to progressive and regressive phases of the traction
program being repeated continuously throughout the entire course of
the traction treatment.
Regressive Traction
Regressive traction refers to a traction phase during the treatment when
the tension gradually decreases.
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ABOUT TRACTION THERAPY
Triton® Traction
INDICATIONS
CONTRAINDICATIONS
The Triton traction device provides traction and mobilization of skeletal
structures and skeletal muscles.
Traction is contraindicated for the following:
• Structural disease secondary to tumor or infection
The Triton traction device may be used to relieve peripheral radiation/
sciatica and pain associated with:
• Protruding discs
• Bulging discs
• Herniated discs
• Degenerative disc disease
• Posterior facet syndrome
• Acute facet problems
• Radicular pain
• Prolapsed discs
• Patients with vascular compromise
• Any condition for which movement is contraindicated
• Spinal root impingement
• Hypomobility
• Degenerative joint disease
• Facet syndrome
• Compressions fracture
• Joint pain
• Discogenic pain
• Patients with acute strains, sprains, and inflammation which would be
aggravated by traction therapy
• Patients with joint instability of the spine
• Pregnancy
• Osteoporosis
• Hiatus hernia
• Claustrophobia
The Triton traction device achieves these effects through mechanical
traction of intervertebral discs, that is, unloading due to distraction and
positioning.
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NOMENCLATURE
Triton® Traction
BASE UNIT FRONT VIEW
The Base Unit serves to house the mechanical and electrical components
that provide the actual traction tension for the Triton traction unit under
the electronic control and supervision of the Controller.
Touch Screen
User Interface
Traction Cord
To prevent wear and fraying, the unit
should be mounted facing toward the
desired direction of pull so that the
Traction Cord does not contact the
side of the slot from which it extends.
Traction Cord
Clevis
Attachment Slots
Patient
Interrupt
Switch
Receptacle
sEMG
Lead Wire
Receptacle
(Model 4778,
2841 or with
sEMG Module
P/N 4766)
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apparent from visual inspection, immediately stop use of the unit and
contact the Dealer or Chattanooga Group for service.
Do not attempt to repair the Traction Cord.
An improperly tied knot may result in injury. Do not attempt to re-tie
the knot unless properly trained.
NOMENCLATURE
Triton® Traction
BASE UNIT FRONT VIEW CONTINUED
Accessory Clip
The Accessory Clip allows you to
attach the desired accessory (i.e.,
Spreader Bar or traction harnesses) to
the unit.
Patient Interrupt Switch
Receptacle
The Patient Interrupt Switch
Receptacle is located on the front of
the unit.
Clevis Attachment Slots
The Clevis Attachment Slots serve as
a connection point for other traction
apparatus (not included), such as
cervical or wrist.
• The Patient Interrupt Switch is essential for the functioning of the unit. If
it is not connected, or if it is malfunctioning, the unit will not work.
sEMG Lead Wire Receptacle
(Model 4778, 2841 or with sEMG
Module P/N 4766)
The sEMG lead wire connection is
located on the front of the unit.
• Do not use the Clevis as a handle to pick up or carry the unit.
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NOMENCLATURE
Triton® Traction
BASE UNIT REAR VIEW
Screen
Contrast
Control
Lock
Knob
Mains
Power
Cord
Receptacle
The rear view of the base unit is the site of electric current control and
surge protection, and serves as a connection point for both the traction
controls and safety features of the Triton traction unit.
Power On/Off Switch
The Power On/Off Switch is a toggle
switch located on the back of the
unit. This switch controls the flow of
electricity from the outlet to the unit.
Power
On/Off
Switch
Data Port
(Factory
use Only)
Mains Power Cord Receptacle
The Mains Power Cord Receptacle
accepts the Mains Power Cord
(female end).
Serial Number and
Electrical Rating
Plate
Screen Contrast Control
The Screen Contrast Control is
used to set a comfortable viewing
of brightness of the Touch Screen
User Interface. Functional On
Monochrome Units Only.
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NOMENCLATURE
Triton® Traction
BASE UNIT REAR VIEW CONTINUED
Lock Knob
The Lock Knob is used to clamp the
Triton traction unit to the base
(i.e. pedestal, traction stand).
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NOMENCLATURE
Triton® Traction
LCD BASE
(1) LED Indicator (Power On/Off)
This indicator will illuminate when the unit is powered on.
NOTE: The LED indicator will blink when the unit goes in screen saver
mode (the screen will go blank after twenty minutes of inactivity).
Simply touch the screen to reactivate.
(2) Clinical Resources
This button allows you to access the following features of the traction
unit:
• Patient Card
• Protocols
• Patient Card (Patient Name)
• Retrieve Protocol
• Edit Current Pain Profile
• Save Protocol
• Edit/Save Completed Pain Profile
• Clinical Protocols™
• Erase Patient Card
• Utilities
• Unit Settings
(3) Stop
This button will stop the treatment program. Traction tension slowly
decreases to zero.
(4) Pause
This button will pause the treatment program. Traction tension slowly
decreases to zero. Press the pause button again to resume treatment
program and traction tension.
(5) Start
Touch this button to start the treatment program.
(6) Patient Data Card Port
Access port to insert a Patient Data Card to save and retrieve patient
treatments.
(7) Multimedia Card (MMC) Port
Access port to insert a MMC Card to display traction techniques and the
anatomical library.
The LCD Base serves as a programming terminal during the selection
of the traction parameters, as well as a display showing all the factors
affecting the traction during therapy. Traction parameters are selected
with the buttons on the LCD Base and the Touch Screen User Interface.
The Touch Screen and beeper make various audio and visual indications,
and warn the operator when unsuitable parameters are chosen.
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NOMENCLATURE
Triton® Traction
SYMBOL DEFINITIONS
Below are the definitions for all of the Symbols used on the Triton traction unit hardware and software. Study and learn these symbols before any operation
of the unit.
System Hardware Symbols
Contrast
Control
Stop
Treatment
On/Off
Switch
Pause
Treatment
Data
Port
(Factory
Use Only)
Start
Treatment
Push Lock
Knob
Lock/
Unlock
Lock Knob
sEMG
Lead Wires
System Software Symbols
Patient
Interrupt
Switch
Move UP
Move DOWN
Patient
Card/
MultiMedia
Card
(MMC)/
DTS
Software
Upgrade
Card
Accept and
Return
Cancel
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Clinical
Resources
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SPECIFICATIONS
Triton® Traction
TRACTION UNIT DIMENSIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.5 in (24 cm)
Depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.5 in (45 cm)
Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17.5 in (45 cm)
Meets Directive 93 /42 /EEC
IEC/UL/EN: 60601-1
60601-1-2
CAN C22.2 No. 601.1-M90w/A2
Weight
Standard Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 lbs (14 kg)
Shipping Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 lbs (18 kg)
Power
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100V-240V (50/60Hz)
Power Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 VA
Current Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.2 Amps Max
Electrical Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Class I
Traction Electrical Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Type B
9700675
Height
sEMG Electrical Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Type BF
For Continuous Operation
Traction Modes
Static, Intermittent, Cyclic, and their combinations.
Traction Type: Mechanical
LCD Display: High contrast color touch screen
Traction Tension
Parameters
Traction Period
Hold Period
Rest Period
Traction Tension
Progressive and
Regressive Steps
Minimum
1 minute
0 seconds
0 seconds
0 lb (0 kg/0 N)
Maximum
Increments
99 minutes
1 minute
99 seconds
1 second
99 seconds
1 second
200 lb (90 kg/890 N) 1 lb (1 kg/5 N)
1 step
9 steps
1 step
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SPECIFICATIONS
Triton® Traction
sEMG MODULE DIMENSIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.63 in (16.83 cm)
Depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 in (7.62 cm)
Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.63 in (4.13 cm)
Input Impedance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . > 1,000,000 ohm
Input Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . < 1.0 μV RMS
Width
Frequency Range . . . . . . . 15Hz - 1000Hz with CMMR of > 120 dB CMMR
at 50/60 Hz > 180 dB
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2 oz (146 g)
Product Type
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Internally Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Triton Traction Unit
Dep
Electrical Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Class I
Height
Electrical Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Type BF
For Continuous Operation
Regulatory Compliance
Meets Directive 93 /42 /EEC
IEC/UL/EN: 60601-1
60601-1-2
CAN C22.2 No. 601.1-M90w/A2
9700675
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SPECIFICATIONS
Triton® Traction
DESCRIPTION OF DEVICE MARKINGS
The markings on the Triton traction unit are your assurance of its conformity to the highest applicable standards of medical equipment safety and
electromagnetic compatibility. One or more of the following markings may appear on the device:
Meets Directive 93 /42 /EEC
IEC/UL/EN: 60601-1, 60601-1-2
9700675
CAN C22.2 No. 601.1-M90w/A2
Electromedical equipment, Canadian Electrical Code.
Part II: Safety standards for Electrical Equipment Risk Class 1.
Classified by Intertek Group, PLC with respect to electric shock, fire and
mechanical hazards only in accordance with UL 60601-1, and
CAN C22.2 No. 601.1-M90w/A2.
!
Refer to ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS
Type B Equipment
Type BF Equipment
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SETUP
Triton® Traction
CONTENTS OF CARTON
NOTE: When shipping the unit back to the dealer or factory, make
certain the original packaging is used. If the original packaging
is not available, contact Chattanooga Group to obtain the
following packaging materials for shipment:
Remove the Triton traction unit and all accessories from the shipping
cartons. Visually inspect for damage.
Report any damage to the carrier immediately.
Contents of Cartons:
48059
48093
48094
48092
48095
Model 4739 - Triton Traction Unit
• Triton Traction Unit
• Patient Data Cards (5)
• Securing Bracket
• Patient Interrupt Switch - 9 ft (2.75 m) in cable length, shielded, 26 AWG
• Patient Interrupt Switch Hook Kit
• Mains Power Cord - 80 in (203 cm) in cable length, shielded, 18 AWG
• User Manual (CD-ROM)
Inner Pack Box Top
Left Inner Pack
Right Inner Pack
Shipping Box
Shipping Bag
Any damage sustained from improper packaging may render the
warranty null and void.
Model 4778 - Triton Traction Unit with sEMG
Model 2841 - Triton DTS Traction Unit with sEMG
• Triton Traction Unit
• Patient Data Cards (5)
• Securing Bracket
• sEMG lead wire - 8 ft (2.44 m) in cable length, unshielded, 16/18 AWG
• (4) Dura-Stick II Electrodes - 1.25 in (3 cm) Round
• (4) Dura-Stick II Electrodes - 2 in (5 cm) Round
• Patient Interrupt Switch - 9 ft (2.75 m) in cable length, shielded, 26 AWG
• Patient Interrupt Switch Hook Kit
• Mains Power Cord - 80 in (203 cm) in cable length, shielded, 18 AWG
• User Manual (CD-ROM)
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SETUP
Triton® Traction
MOUNTING UNIT ON TABLE
1. To secure the Triton traction unit
to the mounting surface, press
the Lock Knob to raise the knob
and turn left to loosen the clamp.
Fit the unit to the mounting
surface and turn right to tighten
the clamp down onto the
mounting surface. Push the Lock
Knob to secure the unit to the
mounting surface.
2. Remove the cover on the back
of the unit and connect the Mains
Power Cord (female end) to the
Mains Power Cord Receptacle.
3. Verify that there is a good
connection between the Mains
Power Cord and the Mains Power
Cord Receptacle. Always make
certain that the Mains Power Cord
is properly plugged into the unit.
4. Check the voltage rating on the
serial plate located on the back of
the unit. Plug the Mains Power
Cord into a 100V-240V AC outlet,
as required. Replace the cover on
the back of the unit.
The Triton traction unit was designed to be utilized with Chattanooga
Group traction tables:
• Do not operate the unit when connected to any unit other than
Chattanooga Group devices. Do not use devices manufactured by
other companies on Chattanooga Group equipment. Chattanooga
Group is not responsible for any consequence resulting from using
products manufactured by other companies.
• To prevent accidental disengagement, this unit must be securely
attached to the mounting surface of the pedestal or traction stand. It
is the responsibility of the user to verify the adequacy of the
installation before use in patient therapy.
NOTE: The Triton traction unit should be mounted facing the direction
of pull so the Traction Cord does not contact the side of the slot
from which it extends.
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SETUP
Triton® Traction
ATTACHING THE PATIENT INTERRUPT SWITCH HOOK
Insert the Patient Interrupt Switch
Hook Cover to cover the hook screw
hole.
The Patient Interrupt Switch Hook may be placed on either the left or
right side of the unit to hook the Patient Interrupt Switch.
A screw hole cap with the
Chattanooga Group logo is located
on both sides of the traction unit.
Using a screwdriver, pop the screw
hole cap off.
The Patient Interrupt Switch can now
be placed on the Patient Interrupt
Switch Hook.
Place the Patient Interrupt Switch
Hook over the screw hole and tighten
the Hook Screw in place.
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SETUP
Triton® Traction
INSTALLING THE sEMG MODULE
Patient
Interrupt Switch
Receptacle
NOTE: Model 4739 can be upgraded to become a traction unit with
sEMG by attaching a sEMG Module (P/N 4766) to the unit.
FRONT VIEW
sEMG
Lead Wire
Receptacle
BACK VIEW
Connector
• Disconnect the traction unit from the power source before attempting
any maintenance, installation, removal, or replacement procedures to
prevent electrical shock and possible damage to the unit.
Gently push the sEMG Module into
the front of the traction unit. Once
the plastic of the unit and the module
are aligned, the connector should
be inserted properly, with the tabs
locked in place.
Turn the unit off. Disconnect the
traction unit from its power source.
Disconnect the Patient Interrupt
Switch from its receptacle.
Plug the traction unit back into the
power source. Connect the Patient
Interrupt Switch and the sEMG lead
wire into the receptacles.Turn the
unit on.
Gently press the tabs underneath the
unit, pull and remove the front panel
from the traction unit
The traction unit should automatically
recognize the sEMG Module with
the sEMG Traction button now being
active on the Home Screen.
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SETUP
Triton® Traction
REMOVING OF THE sEMG MODULE
Gently push the front panel back into
the front of the traction unit. Once
the plastic of the unit and the front
panel are aligned, the connector
should be inserted properly, with the
tabs locked in place.
• Disconnect the traction unit from the power source before attempting
any maintenance, installation, removal, or replacement procedures to
prevent electrical shock and possible damage to the unit.
Plug the traction unit back into the
power source. Connect the Patient
Interrupt Switch into its receptacle.
Turn the unit on.
Turn the unit off. Disconnect the
traction unit from its power source.
Disconnect the Patient Interrupt
Switch and the sEMG lead wire from
the receptacles.
The traction unit should automatically
recognize that the sEMG Module
has been removed, with the sEMG
Traction button now being inactive
on the Home Screen.
Gently press the tabs underneath
the unit, pull and remove the sEMG
Module from the traction unit
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SETUP
Triton® Traction
INITIAL UNIT SETUP
Accessing User Utilities
Clinic Name
Press the Clinic Name button. Enter the Clinic Name on the keyboard.
To save the Clinic Name as entered, press the Return Arrow button. To
discard the Clinic Name, press the Cancel (X) button.
NOTE: The default of the Clinic Name is set as Chattanooga Group.
Turn the unit On.
Press the Clinical Resources button.
Volume
Press the Volume button until the desired unit volume is achieved.
There are six settings: Off, X-Low, Low, Med, High and X-High. Each time
the Volume button is pressed, the setting displayed will also give three
audible tones of that level.
NOTE: The default of the unit volume is set at Medium.
Units of Measure
There are three units of measure to choose from: pounds (lbs), kilograms
(kg), and newtons (N). Press the Unit of Measure button to toggle to the
desired unit of measure and the setting will automatically save.
NOTE: The default of the unit of measure is set in pounds (lbs).
Press the Unit Settings button under
the Utilities section.
Set Date and Time
Press the Set Date and Time button. Press the Move Up or Down Arrow
button for the respective area (Year, Month, Day, Hour and Minute) until
the desired change is displayed.
NOTE: The time is set in a 24-hour format.
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SETUP
Triton® Traction
INITIAL UNIT SETUP CONTINUED
Language
To change the language displayed on the unit, press the Language
button until the desired language is displayed and the setting will
automatically save.
Reset Default Protocols
Press the Reset Default Protocols to restore all protocols to factory
settings.
NOTE: All User Protocols will be removed.
The available languages are:
To return to the unit Home Screen, press the Home button.
• English
• French
• Spanish
NOTE: The default of Language is set as English.
Reset Unit Settings
Press the Reset Unit Settings button to restore the unit defaults (Clinic
Name, Volume, Unit of Measure, and Language). This control will not
change the Date and Time nor will it affect any of the User Protocols
stored in the unit.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
PATIENT PREPARATION
NOTE: The Patient Interrupt Switch must be plugged in for the unit to
operate. If the Patient Interrupt Switch is not inserted into the
traction unit, a continuous audible tone will sound and a
message will display saying, "Patient Switch is not plugged into
the unit. Correct the problem." Touch the Screen anywhere to
continue.
Traction therapy may be given by or on order of a qualified licensed
practitioner. The person administering the treatment must be familiar
with the principles of traction therapy and be able to choose the correct
mode of traction, traction forces, and treatment times. Any settings
or types of traction mentioned in this manual are for illustrative and
expository purposes only. Each patient should be individually assessed
by a licensed practitioner to determine the appropriateness of the
parameter settings prior to use.
2. Turn the unit on from the Power On/Off Switch, located on the back of
the unit. Wait about five seconds for the unit to go through
initialization before attempting any further patient preparation
procedures.
3. Test the Patient Interrupt Switch by pressing the red button. A warning
message will be displayed saying The Patient Interrupt Switch has
been pressed. Touch the screen to continue.
• A licensed practitioner experienced with traction therapy must be
familiar with all instructions contained in this manual before traction
therapy. Do not attempt to become familiar with the Triton traction
unit while administering traction therapy on a patient.
To prepare the patient for traction therapy, do the following:
• Always test the Patient Interrupt Switch cable before each use for
proper operation.
1. Attach the Patient Interrupt Switch by
inserting the male end of the cable
into the Patient Interrupt Switch
Receptacle located on the front of the
unit.
4. Give the Patient Interrupt Switch to the patient, instructing that
pressing the red button will stop the treatment.
• The Patient Interrupt Switch must be in the patient’s grasp throughout
the traction therapy.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
PATIENT PREPARATION CONTINUED
6. Position the patient on the appropriate type of table in accordance
with the instructions supplied with the table.
• In the event of a loss of power to the unit or when quick release is
needed, traction tension should only be released by having the
patient move towards the traction head to release the tension on
the rope. Once the tension on the rope has been released, loosen the
patient harness adjustment straps.
• Use only tables, stands, power cords and accessories that are
specially designed for the Triton traction unit. Do not use
accessories manufactured by other companies on the Triton traction
unit. Chattanooga Group is not responsible for any consequence
resulting from using products manufactured by other companies.
The use of other accessories or cables may result in increased
emissions or decreased immunity of the Triton traction unit.
7. Fit the appropriate traction harness on the patient by following the
fitting instructions supplied with the type of harness to be used.
8. Tighten any slack in the harness that may have occurred during
positioning so that it fits the patient according to the manufacturer’s
instructions.
9. Push and hold the Rope Release button on the Touch Screen and
slowly pull the end of the Traction Cord out from the traction unit.
10. Attach the Accessory Clip to the connection point of the traction
harness, according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
OPERATING CONTROLS  HOME SCREEN
Cervical Traction
The Cervical Traction button will go straight to the Cervical Traction
menu. The Cervical Traction menu offers the following options:
Traction Rationale - Button provides a description of the traction
being used as well as definitions of terms used in
areas of the Treatment Screen.
Traction Technique - Button provides visual steps as to how to set up
a patient for cervical traction.
NOTE: After viewing the steps for set up, the Forward Arrow button
will automatically go to the Treatment Screen.
Edit - Button provides access to the Treatment Screen to set up
parameters for treatment.
Back and Home - Buttons go back to the Home Screen.
Rope Release - Releases the Traction Cord from the unit.
Lumbar Traction
The Lumbar Traction button will go straight to the Lumbar Traction
menu. The Lumbar Traction menu offers the following options:
Traction Rationale - Button provides a description of the traction
being used as well as definitions of terms used in
areas of the Treatment Screen.
Traction Technique - Button provides visual steps as to how to set up
a patient for lumbar supine or lumbar prone
traction.
NOTE: After viewing the steps for set up, the Forward Arrow button
will automatically go to the Treatment Screen.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
OPERATING CONTROLS  HOME SCREEN CONTINUED
Edit - Button provides access to the Treatment Screen to set up
parameters for treatment.
Back and Home - Buttons go back to the Home Screen.
Rope Release - Releases the Traction Cord from the unit.
Edit - Button provides access to the Treatment Screen to set up
parameters for treatment and to the sEMG Graph to set up the
sEMG target.
Back and Home - Buttons go back to the Home Screen.
Rope Release - Releases the Traction Cord from the unit.
sEMG Traction (Models 4778 and 2841 Only)
Clinical Protocols™
The sEMG Traction button goes to a
menu to select the desired body area.
Press the desired body area button to
go to the desired body area + sEMG
Traction menu.
The Clinical Protocols™ button goes to
a menu to select the desired body
area. Press the desired body area
button to go to the desired body area
menu.
The desired body area + sEMG Traction menu offers the following
options:
Traction Rationale - Button provides a description of the traction
being used as well as definitions of terms used in
areas of the Treatment Screen.
Traction Technique - Button provides visual steps as to how to set up
a patient for the desired body area + sEMG
traction.
NOTE: After viewing the steps for set up, the Forward Arrow button
will automatically go to the Treatment Screen.
NOTE: There are no traction techniques for the Hip Body Area.
NOTE: FOR CERVICAL AND LUMBAR ONLY - There are four menu
options to choose from before entering the Cervical or Lumbar Traction
menu: Disc Involvement with Muscle Guarding, Disc Involvement
without Muscle Guarding, Joint Segment with Muscle Guarding and
Joint Segment without Muscle Guarding.
The desired body area menu offers the following options:
Traction Rationale - Button provides a description of the traction
being used as well as definitions of terms used in
areas of the Treatment Screen.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
OPERATING CONTROLS  HOME SCREEN CONTINUED
Traction Technique - Button provides visual steps as to how to set up
a patient for traction treatment of the desired
body area.
NOTE: After viewing the steps for set up, the Forward Arrow button
will automatically go to the Treatment Screen.
NOTE: There are no traction techniques for the Hip Body Area.
Edit - Button provides access to the Treatment Screen to set up
parameters for treatment.
Back and Home - Buttons go back to the Home Screen.
Rope Release - Releases the Traction Cord from the unit.
Multimedia Card (MMC) Graphics Library
The MMC Graphics Library button provides access to visual anatomical
libraries of the four body areas: Cervical, Lumbar, Hip and Hand/Wrist.
Patient Card
The Patient Card button allows access to retrieve previously saved
patient treatment information from the Patient Card.
Rope Release
Releases the Traction Cord from the unit.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
OPERATING CONTROLS  TREATMENT SCREEN
The Touch Screen User Interface allows the operator to access and set up
for therapy in the following areas of the Treatment Screen:
1
14
NOTE: Should you make a mistake while entering data, you may correct
by re-pressing the appropriate key and re-entering the data.
2
NOTE: On the Touch Screen User Interface, any parameters surrounded in
blue boxes are active and can be changed at any time. Any
parameters surrounded in gray boxes are inactive and cannot be
changed.
3
13
4
(1) Traction Meter
Displays the amount of tension being delivered to a patient
(in pounds, kilograms, or newtons).
12
(2) Time Remaining
Displays the approximate number of minutes that remain in the current
traction therapy session.
11
5
6
(3) Time Remaining During Hold/Rest Cycles
Displays an amount of time when a Hold or Rest cycle is occurring
during treatment as well as show the number of minutes that remain in
that cycle.
10
7
9
16
18
15
17
(4) Treatment Status
Displays one of the following to show the current status of the treatment
being performed: Setup, Running, Paused, and Completed.
8
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
OPERATING CONTROLS  TREATMENT SCREEN CONTINUED
(9) Regressive
There are two buttons to use under the Regressive section. The first
button allows you to choose from Static or Intermittent Traction Mode
to use during the Regressive phase of the traction therapy session. The
second button allows you to enter the step number (1-9) desired in the
Regressive phase of the traction therapy session.
NOTE: The third box in the Regressive section is an inactive button that
displays the approximate amount of time (in minutes) selected
for the regressive phase of the traction program.
(5) Home
The Home button will return to the Home Screen of the unit.
(6) Back
The Back button will return to the previous screen.
(7) Progressive
There are two buttons to use under the Progressive section. The first
button allows you to choose from Static or Intermittent Traction Mode
to use during the Progressive phase of the traction therapy session. The
second button allows you to enter the step number (1-9) desired in the
Progressive phase of the traction therapy session.
NOTE: The third box in the Progressive section is an inactive button that
displays the approximate amount of time (in minutes) selected
for the progressive phase of the traction program.
(10) Rope Release
The Rope Release button is used to release the Traction Cord in order to
pull out of the unit freely for setup.
To release the cord, either pull on the Traction Cord and it will slowly
feed out, or hold the Rope Release button down and pull the Traction
Cord out.
NOTE: If there is more than 5 lbs (2kg or 19N) of tension, the Rope
Release button is disabled.
(8) TX (Traction)
There are two buttons to use under the TX section. The first button
allows you to choose from Static, Intermittent or Cyclic Traction Mode to
use during the traction phase of the traction therapy session. The second
button allows you to enter the amount of time in minutes (1-99) desired
for the traction phase of the traction therapy session.
NOTE: The TX Time can be changed during treatment. Press the TX
Time button and use the Up or Down Arrows to change the time
in one minute increments. Press the Return Arrow to accept
changes.
• In the event of a loss of power to the unit or when quick release is
needed, traction tension should only be released by having the
patient move towards the traction head to release the tension on
the rope. Once the tension on the rope has been released, loosen the
patient harness adjustment straps.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
OPERATING CONTROLS  TREATMENT SCREEN CONTINUED
(11) Speed
The percentage of speed of when
the Traction Cord is being pulled or
released. There are three speed options
to choose from: 30%, 50% or 100%.
Edit Hold/Rest Times button,
press the appropriate button,
and use the Up or Down Arrow
buttons any changes. Press the
Return Arrow button to accept.
(12) Pre-tension
Pre-tension allows the clinician to
set a certain level in weight and time
to allow the opportunity to make
adjustments to harnesses before
treatment starts.
(14) Edit Min/Max Levels
Displays the Minimum and Maximum
Traction Tension entered during
setup. To enter the Minimum or
Maximum Traction Tension, press the
Edit Min/Max Levels button, press the
appropriate button, then enter the
desired setting, using the number
keypad. Press the Return Arrow button
to accept.
NOTE: The Minimum and Maximum
Traction Tension can be
changed during the traction
therapy session by pressing the
Edit Min/Max Levels button,
press the appropriate button,
then use the Up or Down
Arrow buttons to make
changes in 1 lb (1 kg or 1 N)
increments. Press the Return
Arrow button to accept.
(13) Edit Hold/Rest Times
Displays the amount of hold and rest
times (0-99 seconds) of Progressive,
TX and Regressive traction entered
during setup. To enter the hold or rest
time, press the appropriate button,
then enter the desired time, using
the number keypad. Press the Return
Arrow button to accept.
NOTE: The Hold and Rest Time can be
changed during the traction
therapy session by pressing the
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
OPERATING CONTROLS  TREATMENT SCREEN CONTINUED
FOR LUMBAR TRACTION ONLY:
The Minimum and Maximum Traction
Tension levels can be entered in two
different ways: Force Levels in Weight
or Percentage of Body Weight.
(15) Clinical Resources
This button offers the following features of the traction unit: (See
Patient Data Card and User Protocols in the Operation Section for
more information)
• Patient Card
• Patient Card (Patient Name)
• Edit Current Pain Profile
• Edit/Save Completed Pain Profile
• Erase Patient Card
• Protocols
• Retrieve Protocol
• Save Protocol
• Clinical Protocols™
• Utilities
• Unit Settings (see Pages 21-22 for more information)
For Force Levels in Weight, simply
enter the Minimum and Maximum
levels as described previously.
For Percentage of Body Weight, Press
the Body Weight button and enter
the body weight of the patient. Press
the Max. Level % of BW button to
enter the percentage of the patient's
body weight to be the maximum
traction tension level. Press the Min.
Level % of BW button to enter the
percentage of the patient's body
weight to be the minimum traction
tension level.
(16) Stop
Stops the treatment program. Traction tension slowly decreases to zero.
(17) Pause
Pauses the treatment program. Traction tension slowly decreases to zero.
Press the Pause Button again to resume treatment program and traction
tension.
(18) Start
Starts the treatment program.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
sEMG TRACTION TREATMENT
NOTE: sEMG is only used as a trigger to begin traction therapy.
Preparing for sEMG Traction Therapy
Plug the sEMG lead wire into the front
of the unit.
• Handle, clean, and dispose of components and accessories that have
come in contact with bodily fluids according to National, Local and
Facility rules, regulations and procedures.
Give the Patient Interrupt Switch
to the patient, instructing that
pressing the red button will stop the
treatment.
The Patient Interrupt Switch also
serves as a visual indicator for the
patient with sEMG. Once a patient
is hooked up to electrodes, the blue
lights on the Patient Interrupt Switch
show the amount of tension of the
patient. The increased number of blue
lights indicate higher levels of tension
in a patient.
• Do not apply electrodes over broken or compromised skin (e.g.,
sunburn, cuts, acne) due to increased risk of skin reactions.
Examine the patient's skin for
any wounds and clean the skin.
Chattanooga Group recommends
using only Dura-Stick® II Electrodes
to obtain the most accurate sEMG
feedback.
Connect the Dura-Stick II disposable
electrodes to the lead wire. Leave
the electrodes on the protective
backing until treatment area has been
prepared. Ensure the electrodes are
applied securely to the skin.
• The Patient Interrupt Switch must be in the patient’s grasp throughout
the traction therapy.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
sEMG TRACTION TREATMENT CONTINUED
Press the sEMG Traction button from
the Home Screen.
NOTE: Once the sEMG Traction
button is pressed, a
continuous audible tone will
sound from the Patient
Interrupt Switch to indicate
sEMG Traction activity
readings.
Target button - This toggle button
allows the clinician to select the
target either manually or take the
average of muscle activity achieved
over a 15 second period.
Adjust/Capture Target button Once the target is selected, this
button allows the clinician to either
adjust the manual target or capture
the average target.
Set the parameters for sEMG Traction
treatment, using the following
buttons on the Treatment Screen:
View Graph
The View Graph button allows the
clinician to toggle between the
Treatment Graph to the sEMG graph.
To Adjust the Manual Target Press the Target button until Manual
is selected, press the Adjust Target
button, press the Up or Down Arrow
buttons to adjust the Target to the
prescribed level, and press the Return
Arrow to accept. The target range is
from 5 to 2,000 μV.
sEMG Graph
The sEMG Graph allows the setting
target level of muscle activity for
triggering traction therapy to start.
There are three buttons and a scale to
set the sEMG target:
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
sEMG TRACTION TREATMENT CONTINUED
To Capture the Average Target Press the Target button until Average
is selected. Press the Capture Target
button. Press the Begin Capture
button to initiate the 15 second
period. Once the 15 second period
is completed, the average target
of muscle activity is captured, and
the Up and Down Arrow buttons
can be used to increase (up to
200%) or decrease (down to 5%) the
percentage of the captured target
value. The Reset button can be
pressed to clear the captured target.
NOTE: The capture may be stopped
at any time during the 15
second period by pressing the
End Capture button.
Press the Start button on the front of the unit to begin treatment.
NOTE: Once the Start button is pressed, the continuous audible tone
from the Patient Interrupt Switch will stop during treatment.
NOTE: When traction treatment begins, if sEMG readings are above
target, a message will display saying, "Ask the patient to relax".
Once the patient has relaxed and the sEMG readings go below
the target, the message will disappear and treatment will start.
Check the sEMG Graph from the Treatment Screen to assure that the
sEMG signal is being received.
NOTE: The continuous audible tone from the Patient Interrupt Switch
will begin again once treatment is complete, if the Patient
Interrupt Switch has been pressed during treatment, or if the
Stop button is pressed.
Examine the patient's skin again after treatment.
Alarm button - This button allows
the clinician to choose if the alarm
should sound above or below the
target.
Above: The alarm will sound when
the sEMG activity exceeds the target.
Below: The alarm will sound when
the sEMG activity is below the target.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
Traction therapy can be stopped at any time by pressing the Stop button
or by pressing the red button of the Patient Interrupt Switch.
When the Stop button is pressed:
• traction tension will decrease gradually
• the Traction Cord will release
• the audible tone sounds
• the Treatment Screen will return to Setup Mode
If necessary, check the patient’s harness and position on the table, and
change the traction parameters. Restart traction therapy by pressing the
Start button.
When the red button of the Patient Interrupt Switch is pressed:
• the audible tone sounds
• the motor is stopped
• a warning will display saying The Patient Switch has been
pressed. The treatment has been terminated. Touch the screen
to acknowledge the warning and the tension will decrease to
zero
• the Traction Cord will release
If the unit loses power:
• the motor stops
STARTING, PAUSING AND STOPPING TREATMENT
NOTE: Read and follow steps of the Patient Preparation section on
Pages 23-24 , the Operating Controls of the Home and
Treatment Screens on Pages 25-31, and the sEMG Traction
section on Pages 32-34 as well as learn Operating Controls of the
Treatment Screen to set up traction treatment.
When the Start button is pressed:
• the audible tone sounds
• A message will display saying, "Beginning traction. Ensure
table is unlocked. Touch anywhere to continue".
NOTE: If the screen is not touched, the message will
disappear in 3 seconds.
• the Traction Cord tightens
• traction therapy begins
• the Treatment Screen displays the maximum traction tension,
the minimum traction tension, the hold time, the rest time,
the current tension, the time remaining in the traction
therapy, and the running status
• the Treatment Graph of the traction therapy becomes
shaded as it goes through the treatment
NOTE: Monitor the traction therapy closely.
When the Pause button is pressed:
• the audible tone sounds
• traction therapy is paused
• the Traction Cord will release
• the tension slowly decreases to zero
NOTE: The Pause button may be used to adjust the patient's harness or
position during treatment.
Resume the traction therapy by pressing the Pause button again.
• In the event of a loss of power to the unit or when quick release is
needed, traction tension should only be released by having the
patient move towards the traction head to release the tension on
the rope. Once the tension on the rope has been released, loosen the
patient harness adjustment straps.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
STARTING, PAUSING AND STOPPING TREATMENT CONTINUED
When the traction therapy is finished, the audible tone sounds, the
traction tension will decrease gradually, the Traction Cord will release,
and a message will display saying, "Treatment has been completed. Do
you want to save data to Patient Card?" Touch the Yes or No button to
respond. (See Saving Treatment to a Patient Data Card for more
information.)
NOTE: The beeper will beep every 30 seconds until the screen is touched
to acknowledge the message.
NOTE: Wait until all tension has released automatically before attempting
to remove the harness from the patient. Release the patient from
the traction harness according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
SAVING TREATMENT TO A PATIENT DATA CARD
Pain Scale - There are eleven pain scale
settings to choose from a numeric scale
of 0 to 10. Press the arrows left to right
from what the patient describes pain
from being No Pain (0) to Worst Pain
Possible (10).
NOTE: If the patient is unsure of rating
pain from a numeric scale, a
visual pain scale is available.
Toggle the middle button
between the left and right
arrows to choose between
a Numeric or a Visual Analog
Scale. Press the arrows left to
right to move the visual bar from
what the patient describes
pain from being No Pain to Worst
Pain Possible.
The Triton traction unit incorporates a Patient Data Card interface that
allows transfer of patient therapy data from the unit to the Patient Data
Card. The unit allows storage and recall of the following patient session
data onto the Patient Data Card: all therapy session parameters, before
and after Patient Pain Profiles, and Session Notes (stored on card via
PC only). Each Patient Data Card can store multiple sessions and each
session can be recalled within the unit.
New Patient Data Card Setup
Insert a new Patient Data Card (with the
gold chip facing up) into the Patient
Data Card port located on the front of
the traction unit.
NOTE: Insert the Patient Data Card
before treatment.
Press the Clinical Resources button on
the front of the traction unit.
Press the Edit Current Pain Profile button
located in the Patient Card section of
the menu.
Pain Type - There are eleven pain
types to choose from based on how
the patient describes pain: Numbing,
Dull Ache, Throbbing, Pulsing, Tingling,
Nagging, Pinching, Burning, Shooting,
Stabbing, Radiating, or None Selected.
Enter the following information under
the Pain Before Treatment column:
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
SAVING TREATMENT TO A NEW PATIENT DATA CARD CONTINUED
Pain Map - Press the Edit Pain Map
button. Press the area of the body to
highlight where the patient describes
pain. Each time an area of the body
diagram is pressed, a highlighted square
is produced. Press the area again to
remove the highlighted square.
Once a therapy session has been
completed, press the Clinical Resources
button. Press Edit/Save Completed
Pain Profile button to enter all posttreatment pain information after the
therapy session.
(See previous instructions for Pain
Scale, Pain Type, and Pain Map and
enter information under the Pain
After column) to show any progress
made from the treatment.
NOTE: The Clear button clears all
highlighted areas of the body
diagram.
Press the Back button or Home button
to begin set up and to perform the
patient therapy session.
NOTE: Once pain information is
entered, review all information
to ensure of accuracy. Once
saved, pain information
cannot be changed.
NOTE: All pain information can be
edited during a patient
therapy session by pressing
the Clinical Resources button
and Edit Current Pain Profile
button. However, it is
recommended to enter all pretreatment pain information
before the patient therapy
session.
Press the Save to Patient Card button
to save patient therapy session. This will
save all session parameters, and pain
information.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
SAVING TREATMENT TO A NEW PATIENT DATA CARD CONTINUED
Approximately ten treatments can be saved on a Patient Data Card. Use
one card per patient. The Patient Data Card can also be used with the
optional Patient Data Management System.
After the Save to Patient Card button is
pressed, a keyboard will be displayed
to enter the patient's name, if the card
is blank. Once the patient's name is
entered, press the Return Arrow to
accept.
Information may be transferred to a PC via the optional Patient Data
Management System. The PC software is designed to allow easy access
to patient data and printing of reports as well as adding Session Notes to
the Patient Data Card.
NOTE: No Session Notes will be available unless the optional Patient
Data Management System has been utilized to enter Session
Notes onto the Patient Data Card.
A message will be displayed saying
treatment has been saved to the Patient
Card for (patient's name). Touch the
screen to acknowledge. This will return
you to the Treatment Screen.
Remove the Patient Data Card for filing
with patient records.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
RETRIEVING DATA FROM EXISTING PATIENT DATA CARD
Existing Patient Data Card Use
Insert the Patient Data Card (with the
gold chip facing up) into Patient Data
Card port located on the front of the
traction unit.
The treatment list is located on the
right side. Press the Up or Down Arrow
button to select the desired treatment.
Press the Return Arrow to accept. This
will show the following information:
Before and After Treatment Pain
Information (Pain Map, Pain Scale and
Pain Type) and Session Notes.
Press the Clinical Resources button on
the front of the traction unit.
Press the Patient Card (Patient's Name)
button located in the Patient Card
section of the menu.
NOTE: The box located on the left
side of the treatment list is a
review of treatment parameters
of the selected treatment.
The review of the treatment
shows the following information:
Patient's Name, Date, Start
Treatment Time, End Treatment
Time, Treatment Parameters and
Session Notes (stored on card
via PC only).
NOTE: If the Patient Data Card is not
inserted, this button is
deactivated.
Press Run This Treatment button.
Read and follow the steps of the
Patient Preparation section on Pages
23-24 to set up traction treatment.
Press the Start button to begin
treatment.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
ERASING PATIENT DATA CARD
Insert the Patient Data Card (with the
gold chip facing up), to be erased, into
the Patient Data Card port located on
the front of the traction unit.
When the Patient Data Card is erased,
a message will be displayed saying,
"Patient Card has been erased".
Touch the screen to acknowledge
the message and it will return to the
Clinical Resources Screen.
Press the Clinical Resources button on
the front of the traction unit.
Press the Erase Patient Card button
located in the Patient Card section of
the menu.
A message will display asking, "Are you
sure you want to erase the Patient
Card?" Press Yes or No.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
USER PROTOCOLS
After the Return Arrow is pressed, a
keyboard will be displayed to enter the
name of the User Protocol. Once the
User Protocol name has been entered,
press the Return Arrow to accept.
This library is a series of protocols created by the user and stored in the
unit memory. The following information gives general instructions as to
setup, saving and access of User Protocols. Should the Restore Default
Protocol button be pressed, through the Utilities section of the Clinical
Resources Screen, all User Protocols will be permanently removed from
the unit.
NOTE: Twenty User Protocols can be saved per body part as well as a
Default Protocol for Cervical and Lumbar only.
Setup and Saving User Protocols
A message will be displayed saying
Current treatment settings have been
saved as "Protocol Name". Touch the
screen to continue.
Select and edit the parameters of the
desired treatment from the Treatment
Screen.
Press the Clinical Resources button on
the front of the traction unit.
Press the Save Protocol button located
in the Protocols section of the menu.
Press the Up or Down Arrow button
to select the number of User Protocol
to save the desired treatment to or
the Default Protocol button to save
treatment as the default. Press the
Return Arrow to accept.
NOTE: The Default Protocol is only
available for Cervical or Lumbar Traction.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
USER PROTOCOLS CONTINUED
Accessing User Protocols
Press the Clinical Resources button on
the front of the traction unit.
The list of the User Protocols is located
on the right side and the body part
buttons are located on the left side
to toggle between body part User
Protocols. Press the Up or Down button
to review the User Protocols.
Press the Retrieve Protocol button
located in the Protocols section of the
menu.
Select the desired User Protocol by
pressing the Return Arrow.
Select the body part for the desired User
Protocol to retrieve.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
CLINICAL PROTOCOLS™
The Clinical Protocols™ section is a series of traction protocol presets
where the body area is selected by the user and the Clinical Protocols™
algorithm will select the parameter settings.
These Clinical Protocols™ are to be used only as guidelines. Each patient
should be individually assessed by a licensed practitioner to determine
the appropriateness of the protocol parameters prior to use. All
Clinical Protocols™ can be edited to suit appropriate patient treatment
prescription and patient comfort.
The following information gives general instructions to access, select and
setup Clinical Protocols™. Each Clinical Protocol can be set up and edited
in the same basic manner.
Select the desired body area for a
Clinical Protocol.
There are four options to choose from
for Cervical and Lumbar only:
• DIsc Involvement with Muscle Guarding
• Disc Involvement without Muscle
Guarding
• Joint Segment with Muscle Guarding
• Joint Segment without Muscle Guarding
Press the Clinical Protocols™ button
from the Home Screen.
The next screen will show the body area
menu of the Clinical Protocol.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
CLINICAL PROTOCOLS™ CONTINUED
Press the Traction Rationale button to
view the text explaining the rationale
for the type of traction associated with
the Clinical Protocol selected as well as
a definition of terms associated to the
Treatment Screen.
Press the Traction Technique button to
view patient preparation instructions.
NOTE: There are no traction techniques
for the Hip body area.
Press the Edit button to enter the
Maximum and Minimum Traction Levels
or to change any of the Clinical Protocol
presets.
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OPERATION
Triton® Traction
MULTIMEDIA CARD MMC GRAPHICS LIBRARY
The Multimedia Card (MMC) Graphics Library offers an anatomical library
that is designed to aid the operator in visually identifying and recognizing
specific skeletal structures and muscles.
Once the body area is selected, a list of related items to the body
area will be displayed. Choose from the following:
Lumbar
• Bones
• Muscles
• Scoliosis
• Sacroiliac Joint
• Degenerative Disc
Press the MMC Graphics Library button
from the Home Screen.
• Radicular Pain
• Herniated Disc
• Sciatica
• Spinal Stenosis
• Ankylosing Spondylitis
Cervical
• Bones
• The Spine
• The Cervical Spine
• Herniation
Select the button of the desired body
area.
• Tension Headache
• Anterior Cervical Muscles
• Whiplash
• Whiplash II
Hand/Wrist
• Bones
• Ligaments
• Palmer View
• Muscles
• Tendons
• Tendonitis
Hip
• Bones
• Muscles
• Hip: Bursitis
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• Carpal Tunnel
• CTS: Cross Section
• CTS
• CTS: Palmer View
• Dupuytren's Contracture Scarring
OPERATION
Triton® Traction
DTS PULL PATTERNS IF APPLICABLE
The DTS Pull Patterns, only available with Model 2841 Triton DTS
Traction Unit with sEMG, offer a selection of various intermittent traction
programs. It is up to the clinician to determine the applicability and
appropriate parameters of the presets as applied to the patient.
Selecting a DTS Pull Pattern
From the Home Screen, press the DTS
Pull Pattern button.
Installing DTS Software Upgrade Card
Turn the traction unit off with the On/
Off Switch on the back of the unit.
Choose the desired body area for the
DTS Pull Pattern.
Remove the Multimedia Card (MMC)
from the front of the traction unit.
NOTE: The Multimedia (MMC) Card can
be discarded once removed.
Insert the DTS Software Upgrade Card
into the Multimedia Card (MMC) Port.
Select one of the five desired DTS Pull
Patterns.
NOTE: The DTS Pull Pattern parameters
can be edited and saved as the
default Pull Pattern or as a User
Protocol. (See the User
Protocol Section on Pages
42-43 for more information)
Turn the traction unit on with the On/
Off Switch on the back of the unit.
A message will display on the Touch
Screen User Interface saying, "Unit has
been changed to a DTS unit. Touch
anywhere to continue."
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ACCESSORIES
Triton® Traction
The following provides the users of the Triton traction unit the necessary information to order the replacement accessories most commonly used with
the system. This list of replacement accessories are designed for use with Chattanooga Group traction devices. When ordering, provide the respective part
number, description and quantity desired.
Ref.
7040
Ref.
Description
1440
Saunders Cervical Traction Device
Description
TXA-1 Accessory Package
Includes: 1 Adjustable Cervical Traction Halter, 1 Heavy Duty Pelvic
Traction Set, 2 TX Pillows and Covers, and 1 17 in (43 cm) Spreader Bar.
1450
Carpal-Trac
12540
Carpal-Trac Replacement Wrist Strap
60044
12 in (31 cm) Stainless Steel Spreader Bar
48039
Traction Clevis
60030
17 in (43 cm) Stainless Steel Spreader Bar
1410
QuikWrap Belt System
1301
TX Cervical Pillow without Cover
1341
TX White Cotton Pillow with Cover
10889
TX Pillow Cover
48083
Patient Interrupt Switch
48084
Patient Interrupt Switch with sEMG
48018
Patient Switch Hook Kit
48031
Replacement Traction Cord
27465
Patient Data Cards (25/pack)
2768
Patient Data Management System
27321
sEMG Lead Wire
4766
sEMG Module
48129
Multimedia (MMC) Card
42042
Dura-Stick II Electrodes - 2 in (5 cm) Round (40/case)
42061
Dura-Stick II Electrodes - 1.25 in (3 cm) Round (40/case)
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Triton® Traction
The Triton traction unit is designed with patient safety in mind. An error can be caused by both external and internal disturbances. Errors can be caused
by disruptions in the power supply (such as a voltage break), and excess or inadequate voltage. Errors may also be caused by patient movement during
the traction therapy.
All traction unit errors and warnings are categorized by three numerical digits: Messages beginning with a 1 are general errors, a 2 symbolizes internal
warnings and errors and a 3 signifies a critical error where the problem has locked up the unit. (See Warning on Page 53 for more information)
Before calling for service, carefully review this User Manual. In the event you are still unable to correct the problem, contact your Chattanooga Group
dealer for all repair service. Be certain to specify your model number, serial number, and a detailed description of the issue you encountered.
Problem
Possible Remedy
The Power On/Off Switch is in the “ON” position nothing happens.
• Verify the Mains Power Cord is properly connected to the power supply outlet.
• Contact dealer or Chattanooga Group for service.
The LED Indicator (Power On/Off) Light glows, but there
is nothing displayed on the LCD, or the LCD displays
confusing wording.
• Verify the voltage from the power supply of the electrical outlet is the same as that
is listed on your Voltage Rating and Serial Number Plate.
The LED Indicator (Power On/Off) blinks nothing is displayed on the screen.
• The unit is in Screen Saver Mode. Touch the screen or any button to reactivate the
unit.
The Patient Interrupt Switch is not working.
• Make sure the Patient Interrupt Switch is properly connected to the Patient
Interrupt Switch Receptacle.
The Rope Release will not work.
• Release all tension on the Traction Cord.
• If there is more than 5 lbs (2kg or 19N) of tension, the Rope Release button is
disabled.
• If patient is attached, have patient move towards the traction head to release tension.
• Shake the Traction Cord while holding down the Rope Release button.
• Turn unit off and return to Chattanooga Group for repair.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Triton® Traction
Problem
Possible Remedy
Unable to properly read Patient Data Card.
• Properly insert a Patient Data Card.
• Use a known good Patient Data Card.
• If problem persists, contact dealer or Chattanooga Group for service.
Attempted to use an Invalid Patient Data Card.
• Properly insert a Patient Data Card.
• Use a known good Patient Data Card.
• If problem persists, contact Chattanooga Group for service.
No Session Data is available on the inserted Patient
Data Card.
• Save session data to Patient Data Card.
• Use a known good Patient Data Card.
• If problem persists, contact dealer or Chattanooga Group for service.
Patient Data Card is full.
• Purchase additional Patient Data Cards from an authorized Chattanooga Group
dealer.
• Save to the Patient Data Management System (PDMS).
sEMG Traction button is grayed out.
• An sEMG Module is required to initiate EMG Traction.
• Make sure sEMG Module is properly inserted into the Triton traction unit. If
problem persists, contact dealer or Chattanooga Group for service.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Triton® Traction
ERROR MESSAGES
ERROR
CODE
ERROR
TYPE
DEFINITION
100
WARNING
Treatment has been running for 8 seconds, but no tension is
detected on the rope.
PROBABLE CAUSES
Too much slack in Traction Cord.
POSSIBLE REMEDY
Remove Traction Cord slack.
101
WARNING
Patient pressed Patient Interrupt Switch.
Patient Interrupt Switch button pressed.
Touch the Touch Screen to clear the message.
102
WARNING
Patient Interrupt Switch is unplugged.
Patient Interrupt Switch not properly connected to unit.
Properly connect Patient Interrupt Switch and touch the
Touch Screen to clear message.
104
WARNING
User selected Patient Card button on Utilities Screen, but no
traction treatments were found on the card.
Wrong or bad Patient Data Card inserted into unit.
Insert correct Patient Data Card.
105
WARNING
User selected Save To Card, but no card is inserted into the
unit.
No Patient Data Card is inserted.
Properly insert correct Patient Data Card into unit.
106
WARNING
User selected Save To Card, but the card currently inserted is
not a Patient Card.
Wrong or bad Patient Data Card inserted into unit.
Insert correct Patient Data Card.
107
WARNING
User selected Save To Card, but the card currently inserted
is full.
Memory full on Patient Data Card used.
Save Data to PDMS and erase Patient Data Card.
108
WARNING
User typed in a blank Patient Name.
No Patient ID assigned.
Enter Patient ID.
112
WARNING
Error upgrading Control Board Software.
Unknown
Contact Dealer or Chattanooga Group for Service.
113
WARNING
Error upgrading Motor Board Software.
Unknown
Contact Dealer or Chattanooga Group for Service.
114
WARNING
User pressed START, but has not yet set the Max Level value
to a value greater than zero.
User has not completed Treatment Setup.
Complete Treatment Setup prior to pressing Start.
115
WARNING
User pressed HOME button from treatment review screen
while a treatment was running.
Home button has been pressed.
Press Stop To End Treatment prior to pressing Home.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Triton® Traction
ERROR MESSAGES
• In the event that an Error message or Warning appears beginning
with a 2 or 3, immediately stop all use of the system and contact the
dealer or Chattanooga Group for service. Errors and Warnings in these
categories indicate an internal problem with the unit that must be
tested by Chattanooga Group or a Field Service Technician certified
by Chattanooga Group before any further operation or use of
the unit. Use of a unit that indicates an Error or Warning in these
categories may pose a risk of injury to the patient, user or extensive
internal damage to the unit.
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MAINTENANCE
Triton® Traction
CLEANING
SERVICE
NOTE: Before cleaning, disconnect the unit from the power source.
Periodically, clean the system with a clean, lint free cloth moistened with
water and mild antibacterial soap. If a more sterile cleaning is needed,
use a cloth moistened with an antimicrobial cleaner.
Should the Triton Traction Unit require service, contact the selling dealer
or Chattanooga Group Service Department.
All returned units to the factory for service must include the following:
WARRANTY REPAIR/OUT OF WARRANTY REPAIR
1. Written statement containing the following information:
Do not submerse the system in water. Should the unit accidentally
become submersed, contact the dealer or Chattanooga Group Service
Department immediately. Do not allow cleaning solutions or water
to enter the ventilation holes in the unit. This could permanently
damage the unit. Do not attempt to use a unit that has been wet inside
until inspected and tested by a Field Service Technicians certified by
Chattanooga Group.
• RA Number - Obtain from Factory
• Unit Model Number
• Unit Serial Number
• Contact person with Phone and Fax Numbers
• Billing Address (for Out of Warranty Repair)
• Shipping Address (Where to Ship Unit after Repair)
• Detailed Description of Problem or Symptoms
Touch Screen Cleaning
Clean unit display lens using a soft damp cloth, moistened with warm
water and soap if necessary. DO NOT USE alcohol or chlorine based
solvents as this may damage the display.
2. Copy of original invoice issued at purchase of the unit.
3. Ship unit to Factory in the original container with all accessories
and information as required in item one (1) above to:
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Chattanooga Group
4717 Adams Road
Hixson, TN 37343 USA
Phone: 1-423-870-2281
Fax: 1-423-875-5497
The design of this device is mechanical in nature and thereby has
moving parts that may become worn or require lubrication from time
to time. It is recommended that this device be placed on a periodic
maintenance schedule to examine for lubrication needs or replacement
of components. Please reference the Service Manual for particular parts
and maintenance. The schedule of the maintenance depends upon the
frequency and duration of device usage and should be determined by
the user.
CALIBRATION REQUIREMENTS
When shipping the unit to the dealer or factory, make certain the
original packaging is used. If the original packaging is not available,
contact Chattanooga Group to obtain the packaging materials listed on
Page 16 for shipment. Any damage sustained from improper packaging
may render the warranty null and void.
Annual factory calibration is required for Triton traction units. The unit
should be sent to the factory or a Field Service Technician certified by
Chattanooga Group for this procedure.
Service to these units should be performed only by a Field Service
Technician certified by Chattanooga Group.
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WARRANTY
Triton® Traction
Chattanooga Group (“Company”) warrants that the Triton Traction Unit (“Product”) is free of defects in material and workmanship. This warranty shall remain in effect for
one year (12 months) from the date of original consumer purchase. If this Product fails to function during the one year warranty period due to a defect in material or
workmanship, Company or the selling dealer will repair or replace this Product without charge within a period of thirty (30) days from the date on which the Product is
returned to the Company or the dealer.
All repairs to the Product must be performed by a service center authorized by the Company. Any modifications or repairs performed by unauthorized centers or groups will
void this warranty.
The warranty period for the accessories shipped with the unit is 90 days. Accessories consist of the materials shipped with the unit.
This Warranty Does Not Cover:
Replacement parts or labor furnished by anyone other than the Company, the selling dealer or a certified Company service agent.
Defects or damage caused by labor furnished by someone other than Company, the selling dealer or a certified Company service agent.
Any malfunction or failure in the Product caused by product misuse, including, but not limited to, the failure to provide reasonable and necessary maintenance or any use
that is inconsistent with the Product User Manual.
COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY EVENT FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some locations do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
To obtain service from Company or the selling dealer under this warranty:
1. A written claim must be made within the warranty period to the Company or the selling dealer. Written claims made to the Company should be sent to:
4717 Adams Road
P.O. Box 489
Hixson, TN 37343 USA
Phone: 1-423-870-2281
Fax: 1-423-875-5497
2. The Product must be returned to the Company or the selling dealer by the owner.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from location to location.
The Company does not authorize any person or representative to create for it any other obligation or liability in connection with the sale of the Product. Any representation
or agreement not contained in the warranty shall be void and of no effect.
THE FOREGOING WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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4717 Adams Road
P.O. Box 489
Hixson, TN 37343 U.S.A.
1-423-870-2281
1-800-592-7329 U.S.A.
1-800-361-6661 CANADA
+1-423-870-7200 OUTSIDE USA
chattgroup.com
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©2005 Encore Medical, L.P.
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