Chiene's test

Chiene's test

A clinical (non-radiologic) test for detecting a fracture of the femoral head, based on changes in the relations of bone landmarks: the lines between the two anterosuperior iliac spines and two greater trochanters are normally parallel; if one of the trochanters migrates proximally, as occurs in a femoral fracture, the lines converge. It is no longers used in the working medical parlance or practice.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.