The examiner binds the blood pressure cuff to each lower leg and pumps them up.
Assessment of the Lowenberg Sign/Test
Usually, the discomfort will occur only beyond 180 mmHg (24kpa). If thrombosis is present, the normal leg will be observed to tolerate compression of the calf musculature with much higher pressure than the affected leg.
Early Signs of Deep Vein Thrombosis
On palpation, there may be tenderness on the medial side of the thigh (sartorius and gracilis)
On palpation, there may be tenderness in the knee.
There may be pain on compression of the calf muscles (Lowenberg sign).
On dorsiflexion of the foot, there may be a pain in the calf muscles (Homan’s sign).
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