Homans' sign


Ho·​mans' sign ˈhō-mənz- How to pronounce Homans' sign (audio)
: 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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“Homans' sign.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Homans%27%20sign. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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