Valgus Stress Test (Knee)



    • 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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