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Knee Exam
 
 

Varus Stress Test

 
 
 
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Overview

  • Test For

  • Lateral collateral ligament tears.
  • How to Perform

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

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