Geno J. Merli, MD; Howard H. Weitz, MD
Disclosures: Geno J. Merli, MD, reports the following: Research grants/contracts: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Janssen, Portola; Consultancies: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Janssen. Howard H. Weitz, MD, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose.
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May 17, 2016
Homans' sign, not the only "sign" in DVT
The inframalleolar bruise is otherwise known as the "crescent sign".Interestingly, many other signs have been described in patients with suspected DVT of the lower extremity but have never been formally tested for their sensitivity and/or specificity. These include Moses' or Bancroft's sign, Lisker's sign, Pratt's sign, Lowenberg's sign, Louvel's sign and Ramirez sign. There is also Peabody's technique in suspected gastrocnemius/soleus spasm causing calf pain.
Merli GJ, Weitz HH. The Consult Guys - Homans Sign: A Sign of What?. Ann Intern Med. ;164:CG1. doi: 10.7326/W16-0003
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(6):CG1.
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