valgus


val·gus

adjective \ˈval-gəs\

Definition of VALGUS

1
:  of, relating to, or being a deformity in which an anatomical part is turned outward away from the midline of the body to an abnormal degree <a valgus heel> <valgus deformity of the big toe>
2
:  varus 1 —used of the knee
valgus noun

Origin of VALGUS

New Latin, from Latin, knock-kneed
First Known Use: 1884

val·gus

adjective \ˈval-gəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VALGUS

1
: turned outward; especially : of, relating to, or being a deformity in which an anatomical part is turned outward away from the midline of the body to an abnormal degree <a valgus heel> <valgus deformity of the big toe>—see cubitus valgus, hallux valgus, talipes valgus; compare genu valgum, genu varum
2
: varus 1—used especially in orthopedics of the knee <changes spontaneously from the initial varus (bowing) to a valgus position (knock-knee) at about age 2 to 3—Joan M. Walker>
valgus noun

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