Allis sign


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Allis sign

A clinical finding in patients with a fractured or dislocated femoral head, in which a finger can be inserted into the fascia lata femoris between the greater trochanter and the iliac crest
See also: Allis, Oscar

Allis,

Oscar Huntington, U.S. surgeon, 1836-1921.
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Allis sign - in fracture of the neck of the femur, the trochanter rides up, relaxing the fascia lata, so that the finger can be sunk deeply between the great trochanter and the iliac crest.