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.

Allis, Oscar is a sample topic from the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view other topics, please or purchase a subscription.

Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Complete Product Information.