Homans sign


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Ho·mans sign

(hō'mănz), Avoid the incorrect forms Homan and Homan's.
Pain in the calf when the ankle is slowly and gently dorsiflexed (with the knee bent), indicative of incipient or established thrombosis in the veins of the leg.

Ho·mans sign

(hō'mănz sīn)
Pain in the calf when the ankle is slowly and gently dorsiflexed (with the knee bent), indicative of incipient or established thrombophlebitis in the veins of the leg.

Homans sign

(hō′mănz)
[John Homans, U.S. surgeon, 1877–1954]
Pain in the calf when the foot is passively dorsiflexed. This is a physical finding suggestive of venous thrombosis of the deep veins of the calf; however, diagnostic reliability is limited, that is, elicited calf pain may be associated with conditions other than thrombosis, and an absence of calf pain does not rule out thrombosis.

Homans,

John, U.S. surgeon, 1877-1954.
Homans sign - slight pain at the back of the knee indicative of incipient or established thrombosis in the veins of the leg.