Signs
 

Rebound Tenderness

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Overview

  • Rebound tenderness, also known as the Blumberg sign, refers to tenderness that is worse on removal of the palpating hand than it is on pressing.
  • This clinical sign suggests peritonism, or localised inflammation of the peritoneum.
    • How to Elicit

    • Apply pressure to the patient's abdomen over a tender area for 5-10 seconds. Remove the pressure suddenly, and ask the patient if it hurts more when you press or remove your hand.
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