Limb Length Discrepancy (LLD) or inequality in the lengths of the lower limb is usually a source of concern for many parents. Fortunately most times these difference are so small that they are not apparent clinically and do not warrant any intervention. However, in a smaller group of patients there can be a significant difference in which case the source needs to be investigated and appropriate treatment instituted.
Some of the conditions that can cause Limb Length Discrepancy are:
The treatment can range from masterly inactivity to the latest intramedullary implants. The treating doctor will decide on the course of treatment based on the cause of the Limb Length Discrepancy and its response to the various modes of treatment.
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