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What kind of exam test is given for knee pain? What is a valgus stress test? Is it suppose to hurt when that exam is performed?

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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Many

There are several test to identify underlying knee problems.
Valgus stress test is used to assess the function/injury to the mcl (ligament along the inside of the knee). If painful then an injury to the mcl should be entertained.

In brief: Many

There are several test to identify underlying knee problems.
Valgus stress test is used to assess the function/injury to the mcl (ligament along the inside of the knee). If painful then an injury to the mcl should be entertained.
Dr. Amir Khan
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Let me explain

It is a test is a test for ligament damage.
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, 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 , it hear if you injury.Thank.

In brief: Let me explain

It is a test is a test for ligament damage.
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, 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 , it hear if you injury.Thank.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Timothy Bell
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A Kneeded Exam

The knee is amazingly intricate.
The exam can be complete or dedicated to the area of pain. Pulling the knee forward and backward tests the cruciate ligaments inside. Holding the ankle still with the leg straight and pressing on the knee from the outside is testing the inside ligament (valgus test). Pressing inside out is (varus test) testing outside ligament. ..... More.

In brief: A Kneeded Exam

The knee is amazingly intricate.
The exam can be complete or dedicated to the area of pain. Pulling the knee forward and backward tests the cruciate ligaments inside. Holding the ankle still with the leg straight and pressing on the knee from the outside is testing the inside ligament (valgus test). Pressing inside out is (varus test) testing outside ligament. ..... More.
Dr. Timothy Bell
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