Allis, Oscar

(al′ĭs)

Oscar Huntington Allis, U.S. surgeon, 1836-1921.

Allis forceps

Forceps with curved, serrated edges. They are used to grasp tissue firmly but without crushing.

Allis sign

A clinical finding in patients with a fractured or dislocated femoral head, in which a finger can be pressed into the fascia lata femoris between the greater trochanter and the iliac crest.

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