Homan's sign


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Homan's sign

[′hō·mənz ‚sīn]
(medicine)
Pain in the calf and popliteal area on passive dorsiflexion of the foot, indicating deep venous thrombosis of the calf. Also known as dorsiflexion sign.
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Examine the literature for evidence of the reliability of Homan's sign and other clinical signs and symptoms to detect DVT.
Allen and colleagues applied the name Homan's sign to the dorsiflexion sign in a 1943 article.