- Ho·mans' sign 'hō-mənz- n 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 areaHomans John (1877-1954)American surgeon. Homans was a pioneer in the study of the pancreas. His investigations helped to pave the way for the discovery of insulin as a treatment for diabetes. He also devised an operation for the excision of ulcers in 1929 and wrote a treatise on circulatory diseases of the extremities in 1939. He described Homans' sign in 1941.
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Homans sign — [Spelling according to Stedman s Medical Dictionary, 27th Edition.] is seen to be present when passive dorsiflexion of the ankle by the examiner elicits sharp pain in the calf. It is caused by a thrombosis of the deep veins of the leg. This sign… … Wikipedia
Homans' sign — a test for deep vein thrombosis of the calf. With the patient lying supine, the examiner squeezes the calf firmly and dorsiflexes the foot; the test is positive if deep seated pain is felt in the calf. [Homans (1877–1954), US physician] … The new mediacal dictionary
Homans sign — pain on passive dorsiflexion of the foot; a sign of thrombosis of deep calf veins … Medical dictionary
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