FAQs / Limb Length Discrepancy

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