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Knee Exam

Valgus Stress Test

January 1st, 2017


  • Test For

  • Medial collateral ligament tears.
  • How to Perform

  • Flex the knee to 30 degrees. Grasping the lateral aspect of the knee with one hand and the ankle with the other, apply a valgus (medially directed) force to the lateral aspect of the knee.
  • Abnormal If

  • A gap is created in the medial knee joint or if pain is produced.
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