The sputum test, also known as the Homans test, is used to characterize the examination of deep vein thrombophlebitis in the lower leg.

Basic Information

Specialist classification: growth and development check classification: physical examination

Applicable gender: whether men and women apply fasting: not fasting

Analysis results:

Below normal:

Normal value:
no

Above normal:

negative:
normal.

Positive:
The test result is positive, that is, pain occurs in the calf muscle, which is positive for this test. Prompt for deep vein thrombophlebitis in the lower leg.

Tips: Check your feelings of relaxation and react to the feeling of knocking. Normal value

The result of the test was negative. There is no pain in the calf muscles.

Clinical significance

Abnormal results: The test result is positive, that is, pain occurs in the calf muscle, which is positive for this test. Prompt for deep vein thrombophlebitis in the lower leg.

People who need to be examined: People with abnormal pain in their calves.

Positive results may be diseases: deep vein thrombosis of the lower extremities, venous thrombosis considerations

Taboo before inspection: no special contraindications.

Requirements for inspection: Check the feelings of relaxation, face positively, and actively cooperate with the inspection.

Inspection process

During the examination, the patient straightens the lower leg and then stretches the ankle with force.

Not suitable for the crowd

Inappropriate crowd: None.

Adverse reactions and risks

No related complications and hazards.