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Ludloff's sign 2

Alternative eponyms

  • Ludloff's symptom

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In isolated fracture of the trochanter minor the patient a sitting position is unable to raise his leg or flex it at the thigh joint; both are possible for the patient in a supine position.

Description

In isolated fracture of the trochanter minor the patient a sitting position is unable to raise his leg or flex it at the thigh joint; both are possible for the patient in a supine position.

 Ludloff established the sign in 1909 (Allgemeine medizinische Zentral-Zeitung, 1909, 78: 479), and the eponymic term was introduced by Hannemüller in 1910.

Bibliography

Hannemüller:
Das Ludloff’sche Zeichen bei der isolierten Abrissfraktur des Trochanter minor
.
[Brun’s] Beiträge zur klinischen Chirurgie, 1910, 70: 905-911.

Pat Forbis and Susan L. Bartolucci:
Stedman's Medical Eponyms. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 1998.

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