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valgus

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adjective val·gus \ˈval-gəs\

Definition of valgus

  1. 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. 2 :  varus 1 —used of the knee

valgus noun


Origin of valgus

New Latin, from Latin, knock-kneed


First Known Use: 1884


Medical Dictionary

valgus

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adjective val·gus \ˈval-gəs\

Medical Definition of valgus

  1. 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. 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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