Thompson test

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Thomp·son test

(tomp'sŏn),
1. test to detect Achilles tendon disruption; with the patient kneeling on a chair or platform with the feet unsupported, each calf is squeezed; if the Achilles tendon is disrupted, plantarflexion of the foot will not occur.
2. an obsolete test for gonorrhea in urine; urine is passed into two glasses; if the gonococci and gonorrheal threads are found only in the first glass, the probability is that the process is limited to the anterior urethra.
Synonym(s): two-glass test

Thomp·son test

(tomp'sŏn test)
1. pathology A test for gonorrhea in which urine is passed into two glasses in succession; if gonococci and mucous threads are found only in the first glass, the probability is that the inflammation is limited to the anterior urethra.
Synonym(s): two-glass test.
2. physical therapy A test to detect Achilles tendon disruption; with the patient kneeling on a chair or platform with the feet unsupported, each calf is squeezed; if the Achilles tendon is disrupted, plantarflexion of the foot will not occur.
See also: Achilles squeeze test

Thompson test

(tomp'son)
A test to evaluate the integrity of the Achilles tendon. With the patient lying prone on the examination table, the examiner squeezes the calf while observing for plantar flexion. The result is positive if there is no movement of the foot; this indicates an Achilles tendon rupture. Synonym: Simmonds test

Thompson,

Frederick R., U.S. orthopedic surgeon, 1907-1983.
Thompson anterolateral approach
Thompson anteromedial approach
Thompson approach
Thompson arthroplasty
Thompson excision
Thompson femoral head prosthesis
Thompson femoral neck prosthesis
Thompson fracture frame
Thompson frame
Thompson hemiarthroplasty hip prosthesis
Thompson hip endoprosthesis system
Thompson hip prosthesis
Thompson hip prosthesis forceps
Thompson modification of Denis Browne splint
Thompson posterior radial approach
Thompson prosthesis
Thompson quadriceps plasty
Thompson resection
Thompson sign
Thompson splint
Thompson squeeze test of Achilles tendon
Thompson telescoping V osteotomy
Thompson test

Thompson,

Sir Henry, English surgeon, 1820-1904.
bandaletta of Thompson - thickened inferior margin of the transversalis fascia. Synonym(s): iliopubic tract
Thompson test - for extent of gonorrhea infection. Synonym(s): two-glass test