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Minor's sign

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Clinical sign for differential diagnosis between lumbago and ischias.

Description

Clinical sign for differential diagnosis between lumbago and ischias. Patients with ischias use only one leg when rising from their bed; lumbago patients “climb up” using both legs.

Bibliography

  • L. S. Minor:
    Über eine Bewegungsprobe und Bewegungsstörung bei Lumbalschmerz und bei Ischias.
    Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, Berlin, 1898, 24: 382-384.

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