Method Of Exam
|Author: A. Chandrasekhar, MD
- Observe for edema of the foot, ankles and legs.
- Gently compress the patient's soft tissue with your thumb over both shins for a few minutes.
- Observe for indentation.
Note: In bed-ridden patients, examine for edema over the sacral and coccygeal areas.
- Normally, there is no indentation.