Category Archives: Anatomy And Physiology

Valgus And Varus Knee Patterns And Knee Pain

Valgus and varus knee positions describe the way the tibia meets the femur at the knee joint. They refer to a pattern where the knee is positioned either medial or lateral of the ideal. In this position, the knee is more vulnerable to some types of strain on tissues surrounding it, which may cause pain as well as reduced function.