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Have one leg shorter then other. How to fix this?

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hi i walk with a limp. my left leg is shorter than right just a small amount. Is there away to fix this
Posted Sat, 11 May 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ishfaq Habib 1 hour later
Welcome to XXXXXXX

The leg which is shorter can be fixed in two ways.

The first one by the orthopedic technicians, they make a special sole inside your shoes that fits to the gap between your left leg and ground and thus walking becomes normal.

The second method is surgical which a bit complicated in which the bone is broken and a rod is put inside the bone leaving the gap between the broken edges that is equal to other leg. The bone unites with time by new bone formation however this procedure has a high failure rate and involves many other risks.

The first one is recommended.

If you still have some query, feel free to ask

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