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rasheed 04-24-2010 11:02 AM

Valgus versus Varus Mnemonics
 
Valgus means medial
Varus means lateral

Look for the "R" in both words.

Examples:
Genu valgus means "know-knees" as they go medially.
Varus stress test is named so because you put lateral stress on the leg of a partially flexed knee to see if there's knee lateral ligament tear.

Here's an excellent video of the varus stress test


blackwater 11-21-2011 05:52 PM

varus and valgus
 
a 'vulgar' woman has her legs spread outward(valgus)

Quote:

Originally Posted by rasheed (Post 8383)
Valgus means medial
Varus means lateral

Look for the "R" in both words.

Examples:
Genu valgus means "know-knees" as they go medially.
Varus stress test is named so because you put lateral stress on the leg of a partially flexed knee to see if there's knee lateral ligament tear.

Here's an excellent video of the varus stress test



pkul85 07-22-2013 12:31 PM

maybe this just works for my brain.. i spell it - Genu va ll gus... and i think of both the l's as legs put together. .. so knock knees ( knees together)

by default varus is the opposite.

drpisho 02-16-2015 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pkul85 (Post 204666)
maybe this just works for my brain.. i spell it - Genu va ll gus... and i think of both the l's as legs put together. .. so knock knees ( knees together)

by default varus is the opposite.

best mnemonic so far!!! now I dont confuse them again, thanks!!;)

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Ecallantide 03-29-2016 01:40 AM

Thanks
 
Thanks a lot

chintan27 04-25-2016 02:46 AM

My view
 
i remember these as word-direction wise,

valgus= vulgur = outward going
varus by default inward going

varus STRESS= inward Stress = to check LATERAL lig tear.

chintan27 04-25-2016 03:55 AM

My view
 
i remember these as word-direction wise,

valgus= vulgur = outward going
varus by default inward going

varus STRESS= inward Stress = to check LATERAL lig tear.

mle1313 06-21-2016 02:04 PM

thanks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chintan27 (Post 1107401)
i remember these as word-direction wise,

valgus= vulgur = outward going
varus by default inward going

varus STRESS= inward Stress = to check LATERAL lig tear.

thanks. appreciate it


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