Limb length discrepancy: When, how to intervene?

Lower Extremity Review—July 1, 2016

Lower Extremity Review looks at limb length discrepancies and when it's necessary to intervene surgically. 

According to Peter K. Sculco, MD, orthopedic surgeon at HSS, surgeons must take great care in measuring leg lengths while planning for a total hip arthroplasty. 

"Everything starts with taking a good history," said Dr. Sculco. "You want to identify any risk factors for a leg-length discrepenancy more than the cartilage the patient will have lost from having arthritis."

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This article also appeared in the July print issue.


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