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Homan's Sign: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Pulmonary Embolism:
for DVT by venography.

See http://www.turner-white.com/pdf/hp_mar01_homan.pdf for a full description. Briefly: "The patientís knee should be in the flexed position. The examiner should forcibly and abruptly dorsiflex the patientís ankle and observe for pain in the calf and popliteal region, which constitutes a positive sign".

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Associated Diagnoses:

Pulmonary Embolism

33% sensitive, 79% specific