When we refer to Limb Length Discrepancy (LLD) we are specifically referring to differences between the lengths of the upper and/or lower legs.
A limb length difference may simply be a mild variation between the two sides of the body. This is not unusual in the general population.
Greater differences may need treatment because a significant difference can affect a patient’s well-being and quality of life.
Causes can include:
- Previous Injury to a Bone in the Leg
- Bone Infection
- Bone Diseases (Dysplasias)
- Multiple hereditary exostoses
- Ollier disease
- Inflammation (arthritis) and neurologic conditions