valgus laxity

val·gus lax·i·ty

(val'gŭs laks'i-tē)
Abnormal flexibility on the medial side of a joint on lateral movement of the distal segment.
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Valgus knee stress produced lateral knee pain without any valgus laxity.
Lesions that may require surgical intervention include chronic MCL injuries (more than 3 months' duration with high-grade valgus laxity and knee instability) that have failed non-operative treatment, multiple-ligament knee injuries, large bony avulsions, tibial plateau fracture, intra-articular entrapment of the end of a ligament, or anteromedial instability (positive anterior drawer test) [6,16,17].
The range of motion is highly variable at the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint with regard to flexion-extension arcs and the degree of valgus laxity.
10) The level of valgus stability was variable; however, valgus laxity averaged 12[degrees] with the native metacarpophalangeal joint in 15[degrees] of flexion.
28) Valgus laxity signifying complete tear (both proper and accessory collateral ligaments) has been defined previously as greater than 30[degrees] of deviation or 15[degrees] greater than the normal extremity.
Valgus laxity is manifested by an increased medial joint space opening, as compared to the contralateral side.
Dynamic ultrasound examination showed increased thickness and hypoechoic foci or calcifications in asymptomatic pitchers (5) as well as elbow valgus laxity.