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Roser-Nélaton line

Alternative eponyms

  • Nélaton’s line
  • Nélaton-Roser line

Related people

A line drawn from the anterior superior spine of the ilium to tuberosity of the ischium.

Description

A line drawn from the anterior superior spine of the ilium to tuberosity of the ischium. In cases of dislocation of the hip the tip of the greater trochanter of the femur is above the line.

Bibliography

  • A. Nélaton:
    Eléments de pathologie chirurgicale.
    5 volumes, Paris, 1844-1859. Volume 2, page 441.
  • W. Roser:
    In: Archiv für physiologische Heilkunde, Stuttgart, 1846, 5: 142.

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