Knee thrusts to the outer side with each step.
Joint line gap closed on medial side following medial meniscectomy.
Implications of varus thrust
A varus thrust is the result of a meniscectomy on the medial side, closing the X-ray gap that normally exists because of the radiolucent meniscus that normally fills the gap. Eventually the ligaments can stretch and bow-leggedness becomes permanent rather than only occuring on weight-bearing.