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Limb Length Discrepancy (LLD)
Types, Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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What are the symptoms of Limb Length Discrepancy?

LLD can be observed by the naked eye. Some common symptoms include that may indicate towards LLD are:

  • One leg may be longer than the other
  • Problems in the posture of the individual
  • Problems associated with walking
  • Hyperextended knees observable in individual
  • Pain in the back, hip, knee and/or ankle is common

Symptoms and Complications of Limb Length Discrepancy

What are the complications of Limb Length Discrepancy?

LLD may pose certain challenges to the individual, some of these complications are:

  • Deformities due to tension to the soft tissue 
  • Pin tract infections
  • Delayed union
  • Nerve or artery damage
References: 
  • Leg Length Discrepancy. OrthoBullets Available at:https://www.orthobullets.com/pediatrics/4045/leg-length-discrepancy-lld Accessed on June 8 2020.
  • Limb Length Discrepancy. Nationwide Children.Org Available at:https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/conditions/limb-length-discrepancy-lld Accessed on June 8 2020.
  • Limb Length Discrepancy. OrthoInfo. Available at: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/limb-length-discrepancy Accessed on June 8 2020.
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