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a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)

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Other signs suggestive of acute appendicitis include Rovsing sign (RLQ pain with left lower quadrant palpation), obturator sign (pain with internal rotation of the right thigh), psoas sign (pain with extension of the right thigh), heel tap or jumping on one leg, and right-sided pain with rectal examination.
Similarly, a positive obturator sign of hypogastric pain on stretching the obturator internus indicates irritation in the pelvis which is performed by passive internal rotation of the flexed right thigh with the patient supine.
The patient also has positive psoas and obturator signs.