A deformity involving oblique displacement of part of a limb away from the midline. The opposite of varus.
- The lower extremities were equal in length, and no varus or valgus deformity of the knee was present.
- The associated valgus deformity contributed to osteoarthritic changes.
- Prophylactic knee braces are designed to protect uninjured knees from valgus stresses that could damage the medial collateral ligaments.
Early 19th century: from Latin, literally 'knock-kneed'.
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