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67 Possible Causes for Homans' Sign

  • Pulmonary Embolism

    Patient has negative Homan's Sign. Joint exam revealed shoulder movements complete in range. No warmth or tenderness noted.[] Homan's sign is absent bilaterally. Venous ultrasound is then performed to attempt to identify a deep venous thrombosis.[] Eliciting Homans' sign (discomfort behind the knee on forced dorsiflexion of the foot), noting skin and temperature changes in the area of the calf, and assessing edema of[]

  • Thromboembolism

    Although calf pain on dorsiflexion of the foot (Homans' sign) is the classic assessment finding for DVT, don't rely heavily on this sign; nearly half of all patients with[]

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Of those who responded, 80.5% were taught to use Homans sign to screen for a possible DVT in their entry-level education and 67.9% continued to use Homans sign in clinical[] On physical examination, the patient had increased warmth, edema, erythema, and tenderness in the left calf, with positive Homan's sign.[] Additionally, some patients may have a positive Homan sign on physical examination, whereby there is pain on forceful dorsiflexion while the knee is extended.[]

  • Septic Thrombophlebitis

    Positive Homan’s sign: Identification of this problem is by the patient’s foot (bending the foot towards the head) while the patient lies flat on a bed or even surface and[] Deep vein thrombophlebitis is characterized by aching or cramping pain, especially in the calf, when the patient walks or dorsiflexes the foot (Homans' sign). thrombophlebitis[] Thrombophlebitis Symptoms The condition is characterized by the following presenting signs and symptoms: Warmth, tenderness and pain in the area Redness and swelling are noted[]

  • Ruptured Baker's Cyst

    […] and swelling with muscle contraction or stretch, loss of motion from restricted muscle function Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)5 Constant pain, pain on passive dorsiflexion (Homan’s[] ’s sign), localized warmth, localized tenderness on calf palpation and possible swelling, elevated body temperature Benign tumor Localized pain and tenderness, may be palpably[] ’s sign, local pulses present Benign tumor Palpable mass, palpable tenderness, insidious onset Intermittent pain Malignant tumor Palpable mass, palpable tenderness, insidious[]

  • Pulmonary Artery Thrombosis

    Homan's sign is not very specific. High index of suspicion is necessary for diagnosis. Virchow's Triad contributes to the development of deep venous thrombosis. 1.[]

  • Rupture of the Gastrocnemius Muscle

    Rupture of the gastrocnemius muscle is an uncommon injury, with most cases occurring in athletically active individuals. The presentation of a gastrocnemius rupture is the acute onset of calf pain and subsequent ecchymosis. Most of these injuries can be treated symptomatically with good results. We present an[…][]

  • Popliteal Aneurysm

    Abstract Patients who present with swelling, tenderness, and inflammation in the calf of the leg, associated with a positive Homan's sign, are usually considered to have a[]

  • Vein Disorder

    .  Û circumference of the thigh or calf  ( ) Homan’s sign – dorsiflexion of the foot produces calf pain  Do not check for the Homan’s sign if DVT is already known to be[]

  • Cellulitis of the Face

    Positive Homan's sign . Cellulitis may coexist with these disorders. If in doubt, treat for infection .[]

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