Valgus Test of the knee

 Valgus Test of the knee

What is Valgus Test of the knee?

  • Valgus Test of the knee is used for the integrity of the medial collateral ligament.

How it's Performed?

  • Patient  is supine
  • Place the affected leg in extension and slight external rotation.
  • Stabilize with one hand on the medial malleolus and with the other hand stabilize the lateral aspect of the knee.
  • Apply a medially directed stress on the lateral knee.

What does a positive Valgus Test of the knee mean?

  • Positive Valgus Test: Presence of pain and hypermobility at the medial aspect of the knee

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