Leg Length Discrepancy

Joseph C. D’Amico, DPM, DABPO
87,073 reads | 1 comments | 04/22/2014

Given the common presentation of limb length discrepancy, this author reviews the historical methods for diagnosis as well as an objective method for dynamic assessment. He also addresses the clinical significance of limb asymmetry and how computer-assisted gait analysis plays a key role in assessing treatment.

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Guest Clinical Editor: Joseph C. D’Amico, DPM, DABPO
27,339 reads | 0 comments | 09/17/2013

These expert panelists share their approach to limb length discrepancies and the roles that orthotics and orthotic modifications can play in addressing these discrepancies. They also offer pearls on conservative care for Morton’s syndrome.

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By Richard L. Blake, DPM
47,875 reads | 1 comments | 09/03/2007

Limb length discrepancy (LLD) can cause a variety of symptoms. There are a variety of common clinical techniques clinicians can use to help detect LLD. Radiographic imaging provides the best method for measuring LLD. Treatments vary but can lead to significant improvement of symptoms. Indeed, the detection and treatment of LLD can be a very satisfying aspect of a clinical biomechanics practice.

In cases of LLD, gait evaluation normally shows the dominance of one side or leg. As the patient walks down the hall, there is a tendency to lean to one side. One can see this on every step o

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By David Levine, DPM, CPed
60,426 reads | 0 comments | 06/03/2004

Small, seemingly inconsequential leg length differences (LLD) can lead to symptomatic biomechanical asymmetry. Without careful examination, subtle LLDs can go undetected as can the etiology of the pathology they create. Differences in leg lengths vary from the subtle to the obvious. Once one identifies LLD, practitioners also need to know how to treat it. Understanding the patient’s lifestyle and activity level will help you determine when to address his or her LLD. Whether it is a difference in appearance of the two feet or a difference in function, asymmetry is often obvious if we know

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