Suggest treatment for walking abnormality caused by polio
Surgery can correct the deformity.
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In case of polio, the shorter and thinner leg is due to the muscle wasting. This is a permanent deformity. It can be corrected to some extent with the help of surgery. Otherwise you can use shoe inserts or thicker sole shoes specially made for you to avoid this limb length discrepancy.
You can consult your orthopedician who after a proper examination can guide you if a surgical correction is possible.
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and if i want to surgery how much time it will take to be come in normal?
and how is the ilizarove method and which is the best hospital in India?
Best option canm be decided only after a physical examination.
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If the leg length discrepancy is less than 2 cm and the muscle strength is good then using thicker soles or shoe inserts will help. In case the length discrepancy is more then surgery or ilizarove technique are the ways to correct the limb length. Both the procedures are correct and need a long recovery time and a regular physiotherapy after the bone heals to get proper muscle strength. The best procedure for you can be detected only after a physical examination.
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like 1 year or more than that.
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