Rehab Protocols
Interactive Knee Exam

MCL Complex Instability

  1. Valgus Stress Test at 0
  2. Valgus Stress Test at 30
For the valgus stress test at 30, the examiner places his hands over the medial joint line while the other hand holds the foot/ankle.
A valgus stress is then applied to the joint through the foot, while the fingers palpate for any increase in joint line opening.
Initial position for valgus stress testat 30. Fingers are over the joint line and the stress is applied through the foot / ankle.
A significant increase in valgus opening seen in a patient with a grade III (complete) MCL complex injury.