What is the role of the Trendelenburg test in the physical exam for venous insufficiency?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The Trendelenburg test is a traditional part of the physical examination that may help in distinguishing distal venous congestion caused by superficial venous reflux from that caused by incompetence of the valves in the deep venous system.


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