Leg Length Discrepancy

January 03, 2024

Hopefully you’ll come away armed with a bit more knowledge and enough context to know whether your or your child’s leg length discrepancy is cause for concern—and if so, what your next steps should be. LLD can refer to either “limb length discrepancy” or “leg length discrepancy.” (This article is only concerned with the latter, so assume in all cases the first “L” stands for “leg” for our purposes.) LLD can be classified into “structural LLD” (also called “true LLD”) and “functional LLD.” With true LLD, there’s an actual structural difference in leg length. A slight difference in leg length is common; in fact, most people in the world have some degree of LLD. Sources:Boston Children’s Hospital: Limb Length DiscrepancyChildren’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Limb-length DiscrepancyColumbia University Irving Medical Center – Columbia Orthopedics: Leg Length Discrepancy

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