REACH YOUR HEIGHT® WITH support for leg length discrepancy

Leg length discrepancy (LLD), a condition where you have one leg shorter than the other, is surprisingly common. For many, the difference is so small that treatment isn’t necessary; patients may not even notice the length discrepancy. But when a leg length discrepancy keeps you from participating in your favorite activities – either from chronic pain or gait problems – treatment gives you the chance to get back to doing the things you like.


The Reach Your Height podcast brings surgeons together to discuss limb reconstruction and lengthening treatments for patients of all ages.

Listeners will gain intimate knowledge of current concepts and technologies, lessons learned, and what the future brings. We’ll explore advances in care for patients suffering from congenital and post-traumatic conditions, including alternative techniques for non-unions.

Our coverage will span across the continuum of care, from patient selection and pre-op planning to post-op lengthening and physical therapy

Tune in to the first episode of the Reach Your Height podcast with Dr. Christopher Iobst, MD, a world-renowned certified orthopedic surgeon in Columbus, Ohio, based out of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.


Leg Length Discrepancy

Leg length discrepancy can affect your well-being and quality of life and can keep you from participating in activities you enjoy. This orthopedic condition can appear while growing or as a result of an injury or illness that damages growth plates.

Leg length discrepancy has many causes, and are divided into these four main groups:

Leg Lengthening Treatments

Choosing the right treatment for leg length discrepancy can be overwhelming. The information below is designed to inform you about available treatment options. Use the LLD information on this website to begin learning about treatment options. Discuss these options with a healthcare professional who specializes in leg length discrepancy.

Some leg length discrepancy treatments are listed below: