Thursday, December 21, 2006

Lower Leg - Homan Sign

Homan's sign is used to determine the presence of a deep vein thrombophlebitis. The patient lies prone on the table with the knee fully extended. The examiner passively dorsiflexes the patient's ankle while palpating the calf. Pain in the calf and/or pain with palpation is considered a positive test.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006