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 (vâr′əs, văr′-)
An abnormal position of a bone of the leg or foot.

[From Latin vārus, crooked.]


(Pathology) pathol denoting a deformity in which the distal part of a limb is turned inwards towards the midline of the body
[C19: from Latin: bow-legged]


(ˈvɛər əs)

abnormal angulation of a bone or joint, with the angle pointing away from the midline.
[1790–1800; < Latin: bent]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.varus - a deformity in which part of a limb is turned inward to an abnormal degree
deformity, malformation, misshapenness - an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
valgus - a deformity in which there is an abnormal displacement of part of a limb away from the midline of the body


n. L. varus, doblado o torcido hacia adentro.


adj varo, desviado hacia dentro (refiriéndose a una extremidad o parte de ella en relación con el eje del cuerpo)
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The alignment was defined as positive (+) for a varus angle and negative (−) for a valgus angle.
Among them 10 babies had hydrocephalus, 7 were born with congenital talipes equino varus, 11 were anencephaly babies and 6 were gastroschisis.
But ifthe patient has a compensated forefoot varus the medial mobilization/release would likely worsen their injury.
applied curved intertrochanteric varus osteotomy to 53 hips with the diagnosis of femoral head osteonecrosis and reported successful clinical results in a mean follow-up of 6.
8) Once the osteotomy is carried out by mean of a sagittal saw from lateral to medial and completed with an osteotome, the posterior tuberosity is shifted medially, paying attention to maintain a vertical heel during the maneuver to avoid an iatrogenic resultant varus deformity.
4,5) Biomechanically, the PLC structures primarily restrain tibial varus, external rotation, and posterior translation movement.
Furthermore, if a longer radial plate than the ulnar one was used, varus stress could have been avoided.
The implant provides numerous points of fixed-angle contact amid the plate and screws in the distal femur, hypothetically decreasing the trend for varus collapse that is observed with traditional lateral plates.
The results of physical examination were as follows: anterior drawer test, valgus stress test at 30 flexion, and McMurray findings were positive; posterior drawer test, varus stress test, external rotation recurvation test, quadriceps active test, posterolateral drawer test, and dial test were negative.
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The hospital said the infant was suffering from bilateral claw hands, bilateral complex deformity of the lower limbs with bilateral varus deformity and complex foot deformity.
1-2,6,7) Elastic, therapeutic tape (Kinesology tape, McDavid Inc, Woodridge, IL, USA) was placed on the right leg in an attempt to correct the varus deformity and stabilize the tibiotarsal-tarsometatarsal joint.