Homan's sign

noun Ho·man's sign \ˈhōmənz-\

Definition of Homan's sign

  1. :  pain in the calf of the leg upon dorsiflexion of the foot with the leg extended that is diagnostic of thrombosis in the deep veins of the area

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Origin and Etymology of homan's sign

after John Homans †1954 American surgeon


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