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Howship-Romberg sign

Description Pain and paraesthesia along the inner (medial) aspect of the thigh, down to the knee; and pain on internal rotation of the hip along the distribution of the obturator nerve. Caused by compression of the obturator nerve most commonly…

John Howship

Biography Born 1781 1799 – Commenced medical school under tutelage of Dr. John Heaviside (1748–1828). Practised ‘Museum Medicine’ honing dissection skills to define anatomical sites of disease 1805 – Assistant surgeon at St. George’s infirmary and lecturer at the school…