Homan Sign & Virchow’s Triad

Background Information:
Patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occasionally exhibit Homan Sign. Moreover, patients with Virchow’s Triad are at increased risk of developing DVT.

Mnemonic:
“Homer’s Calf Virtuously Endorsed Hypercoagulable State”

Homer’s – Homan Sign
Calf – Calf Pain on Dorsiflexion

Virtuously – Virchow’s Triad
Endorsed – Endothelial Injury
Hypercoagulable – Hypercoagulability
State – Stasis

Mnemonic Aid:
Homer Simpson always sits on the couch eating donuts; making him highly susceptible for DVT.

Quizlet Flash Cards:
https://quizlet.com/143098112/qs-36-second-usmle-mnemonic-video-series-flash-cards/

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