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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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Exam under anesthesia revealed a grade 2A Lachman maneuver, grade 3 posterior drawer test, a grade 3 varus stress test, and a grade 2 valgus stress test.
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.
Orthopedic testing found Cozen's test and Varus stress test to be positive for left elbow pain (Table 2).