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Verneuil's signs

Alternative eponyms

  • Signes de Verneuil (French)

Related people

Signsof pelvic bone fracture (1) and metacarpal bone fracture (2).

Description

1. Indirect sign of pelvis bone fracture: a mild pressure exercised simultaneously at the two iliac crests drawn nearer to each other provokses pain at the level of the fracture's line.

French: Signe indirect de fracture du bassin: une pression douce exercée simultanément sur les deux crêtes iliaques et tendant à les rapprocher l'une de l'autre provoque une douleur au niveau des traits de fracture.

2. Sign of metacarpal bone fracture: pressing back – from front to back – the corresponding finger provokes a sharp pain at the level of the fracture.

Signe de fracture de métacarpien: le refoulement d'avant en arrière du doigt correspondant provoque une vive douleur au niveau dutrait de fracture.

We thank Joseph Constantin, France, for information submitted.

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