Homans' sign

noun
Ho·​mans' sign | \ ˈhō-mənz- How to pronounce Homans' sign (audio) \

Medical Definition of Homans' sign

: 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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