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Had a total knee replacement. Told to have one leg shorter than other. Is it possible?

I had a total knee replacement in May 2012. I did not go into rehab for my knee because other medical problems arose. My question is, Is it possible that one of my legs is shorter than the other
My family Physcian says that one of my legs is shorter than the other and that I should see a orthopedic doctor to get a lift put in my shoe. Is this from the Total Knee Replacement or from something else?
Asked On : Fri, 12 Jul 2013
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Hi, Thanks for using HCM.

One leg shorter than other may be due to congenital problem or due to surgery induced. If congenital the chance of the damage specially arthritis with one limb is more due to uneven pressure on it. Since you had complete replacement the chance for it to cause size variation is also there. We can tell only with complete measurement and examination, hence consult your doctor for examination and management.
Hope I answered your question. Feel free to ask me if you have any further queries.
Wish you good health. Take care.

Dr. Lohit
Answered: Fri, 12 Jul 2013
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