Valgus Stress Test of the Knee⎟Medial Collateral Ligament
Valgus Stress Test
Valgus Stress Test | Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Knee
Varus Stress Test of the Knee⎟Lateral Collateral Ligament
Valgus Stress Test | Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
The valgus stress test or medial stress test, is a test for damage to the medial collateral ligament of the knee. It involves placing the leg into extension, with one hand placed as a pivot on the knee. With the other hand placed upon the foot applying an abducting force, an attempt is then made to force the leg at the knee into valgus. If the knee is seen to open up on the medial side, this is indicative of medial collateral ligament damage and may also indicate capsular or cruciate ligament laxity.