valgus

adjective val·gus \ 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 and Etymology of valgus

borrowed from Latin, "knock-kneed," of uncertain origin


Medical Dictionary

valgus

adjective val·gus \ ˈval-gəs \

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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