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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
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Allis,Oscar Huntington, U.S. surgeon, 1836-1921.
Allis forceps - a straight grasping forceps.
Allis intestinal forceps
Allis Micro-Line pediatric forceps
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.
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