Leg Length Discrepancy: Surgical Options
Leg length discrepancy is more common than you may think. However, most people don’t notice that one leg is longer than the other, let alone require surgical treatment to fix it.
When the discrepancy measures more than 20 mm, most doctors recommend having a complete evaluation, though. After all, leg length discrepancy can bring about issues with posture and walking, causing hip and back pain.
What Is Leg Length Discrepancy?
Leg length discrepancy, also known as anisomelia, means that one leg is longer than the other, measured from the hip to the heel.
In most cases, the bones affected by a leg length discrepancy are the tibia (shinbone) and the femur (thighbone).
Written by Dr Osama Bahsas Zaky
Updated on November 30, 2021