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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The results of physical examination were as follows: anterior drawer test, valgus stress test at 30 flexion, and McMurray findings were positive; posterior drawer test, varus stress test, external rotation recurvation test, quadriceps active test, posterolateral drawer test, and dial test were negative.
The valgus stress test to the right knee resulted in the most pain but no findings of laxity were elicited.
There was minimally painful medial knee joint opening at 25 degrees flexion with valgus stress test but there was no laxity at full knee extension.