My son had an x-ray and a ct scan 1 year ago. We were told that there was no difference in his leg lengths.
We took him back to the doctors to get a referral to a paediatrist and the paediatrist then commented that she felt his leg was shorter by at least 1.5cm.
We are now aware that the scan was misread and there is a 1.3cm difference in his femur and 0.5cm difference in the tibia.
Before we get any treatment do you think it is wise to get the scans re-done to see if the condition is getting worse or remaining the same. Also what other things should we be finding out e.g is it a short leg or a long leg.
Thanks for your advice and apologies for the spelling.
Is your pediatrician suggesting some kind of treatment or that your child has some kind of actual "condition?" If so, I would consult with another doctor before proceeding. It is normal to have some discrepancy. As a matter of fact, the majority of the population of the world have some degree of length discrepancy in legs and arms...up to 2 cm is considered normal.
What height heel lift do you wear for a 2cm LLD. I've just found out I have the same and would like to buy a lift to keep me going before I get the appointment with Orthotics. I'd read that you don't wear the same height that you are lacking and you only need a portion to correct the difference - is that right?
I have a 2cm LLD following a car accident. I imagine that is quite different to a developmental LLD which the body grows up with. I''m having trouble with lower back and right shoulder pain as I adjust to the new alignment. My physiotherapist gave me a 0.8cm heel lift which helped a bit, but he has ended up suggesting I put in a second (total height 1.6cm) and that is better.