Surgery Book


Perthes Test

Aka: Perthes Test
  1. Indications
    1. Varicose Vein Evaluation
  2. Technique
    1. Patient stands
    2. Examiner applies a Tourniquet below the knee
    3. Patient completes 10 heel raises
  3. Interpretation
    1. Varicose Veins empty: Reflux site is above the Tourniquet
    2. Varicose Veins remain distended: Reflux site is below the Tourniquet
  4. Efficacy
    1. Test Sensitivity: 97%
    2. Test Specificity: 20%

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