Skeletal traction is applied to the right femur of a client injured in a fall. The primary purpose of the skeletal traction is to: Realign the tibia and fibula.Provide traction on the muscles.Provide traction on the ligaments. Realign femoral bone fragments. Explanation. Skeletal traction is used to realign bone fragments. Answer A is incorrect because it does not apply to the fractures of the femur. Answers B and C refer to skin traction so they are incorrect.