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LP72739-3   Homans sign
In medicine, Homans' sign is a sign of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). A positive sign is present when there is pain in the calf or popliteal region with examiner's abrupt dorsiflexion of the patient's foot at the ankle while the knee is flexed to 90 degrees This sign is frequently elicited in clinical practice because of the ease of use, although it is falling into disfavor because of poor reliability and because it is frequently positive in individuals without DVT. A positive Homans' sign does not positively diagnose DVT (poor positive predictive value), and a negative Homans' sign does not rule out the DVT diagnosis (poor negative predictive value). The use of Homans' sign is now discouraged by some as it may unlodge a thrombus leading to a thromboembolic event. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. Source: Wikipedia

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zh-CNChinese (CHINA)
Synonyms: Homans'' sign;Homans sign;检下肢静脉最初期血栓形成;霍氏征;霍曼氏征;直腿伸踝试验;检查时嘱患者下肢伸直,将踝关节背屈时,由于腓肠肌和比目鱼肌被动拉长而刺激小腿肌肉内病变的静脉,引起小腿肌肉深部疼痛为阳性, 提示小腿深静脉血栓形成
it-ITItalian (ITALY)
Homans, segno
Synonyms: Segno di Homans
Homans симптом
Synonyms: Симптом Хоманса