Sunday, December 17, 2006

Clinical Signs

1. Lasegue's sign: Associated with herniated lumbar disk

2. McBurney's sign: Associated with appendicitis. Tenderness at McBurney's point
McBurney's point: Located two thirds of the distance from the umbilicus to the anterior-superior iliac spine.

3. Ortolani's maneuver: A click sound heard if hip dysplasia is present

4. Osler's sign: Small painful erythematous swelling in the skin of the hands and feet

5. Psoas sign: Associated with appendicitis, pain induced by hyperextension of the right thigh while lying on the left side

6. Tinel's sign: Associated with carpal tunnel syndrome

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