valgus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n valgus a deformity in which there is an abnormal displacement of part of a limb away from the midline of the body
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n valgus A bow-legged man. The term genu valgum is incorrectly employed for knock-knee, bow-legs being designated by genu varum.
    • n valgus A form of clubfoot characterized by eversion of the foot: more fully called talipes valgus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Valgus val′gus a bow-legged man: a form of club-foot—talipes valgus
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

There was equinovarus in the right foot and valgus in the left.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
In hallux valgus, the metatarso-phalangeal joint of the great toe undergoes changes characteristic of arthritis deformans.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Scinditur in contraria valgus.
"Wanderings in South America" by Charles Waterton
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In news:

Improper shoe sizing and shape are the primary cause of ingrown toenails, bunions, corns, hammer toes and hallux valgus.
That way, the patient still has ankle flexor forces and the procedure may help reduce forefoot valgus.
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