One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A deformity involving oblique displacement of part of a limb toward the midline.The opposite of valgus
- ‘Supination of the foot and heal varus are corrected by abducting the supinated foot under the talus.’
- ‘Diagnosis is made using the varus stress test or by noting increased external knee rotation with flexion.’
- ‘A valgus insole is used in patients with medial osteoarthritis and a varus insole for lateral osteoarthritis.’
- ‘In a recent study, an association between high longitudinal arches with less pronation of the ankle and less varus of the forefoot was noted.’
- ‘The lower extremities were equal in length, and no varus or valgus deformity of the knee was present.’
Early 19th century: from Latin, literally ‘bent’.
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