valgus stress test


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valgus stress test

A test of ligament laxity, where a passive force is exerted on a joint that, in the presence of ligamentous insufficiency, would cause the medial joint space to open, e.g., medial collateral ligament of the knee and ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow.
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