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Allis' sign

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A clinical sign in fracture of the neck of the femur in which the trochanter rides up and relaxes the fascia lata so that a finger can be sunk deeply between the great trochanter and the ilica crest.


  • O. H. Allis:
    The fascia lata: its use in standing at rest, its value in the diagnosis of fracture of the neck of the femur.
    Medical Times, Philadelphia, 1876, 6: 379-581.
  • An Inquiry into the Difficulties Encountered in the Reduction of Dislocations of the Hip. Philadelphia, 1896.

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