A hypothetical triangle of lines drawn on the body in fracture of the neck of the femur to determine upward displacement of the trochanter. This is a surgical marking that makes it easier to find pathogonomic deviations in a number of deformities and diseased conditions. It is particularly used in diagnosing fractures of the neck of femur.
Clinical lectures on the diagnostic value of the iliofemoral triangle in cases of injury to the hip-point, more particularly of impacted fracture.
The Lancet, London, 1876, 1: 119-120.
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