Homans Sign

Homans Sign is used To test the presence of Deep Vein Thrompophlebitis / Deep Vein Thrombosis
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 Homans Sign

What is Homans Sign?

  • Homans Sign is used To test the presence of Deep Vein Thrompophlebitis / Deep Vein Thrombosis

How it's Performed?

  • Patient supine with the knee extended
  • Patient’s foot is passively dorsiflexed

What does a positive Homans Sign mean?

  • POSITIVE TEST: ( Medical Emergency)
    • pain deep in the calf during dorsi flexion
    • tenderness elicited on palpation of the calf
    • pallor and swelling in leg,
    • loss of dorsalis pedis pulse

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