Introduction to Limb Length Discrepancies

Introduction to Limb Length Discrepancies 2017-06-28T19:41:53+00:00

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 limb 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.

out of 1,000 children are born with limb length discrepancy (LLD).
minutes a day is all it takes for PRECICE® technology to work.1
doctors currently perform PRECICE procedures.

What Causes Limb Length Discrepancy?

Finding out you or someone you know has a limb length discrepancy can be overwhelming at first, but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. Many children can be born with conditions that cause one leg to grow slower than the other, and a limb length discrepancy can also develop later in life following an injury or infection.

When you or someone you know has a limb length discrepancy, understanding the cause is the first step to finding the right solution.
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What Treatments are Available?

It’s important to research all the surgical and non-surgical options available to find the right treatment option for you. Use this information to start learning about treatment options as you explore them with your limb length discrepancy surgeon.
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Use our interactive map to search for healthcare professionals who specialize in limb length discrepancy in your area.
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1. Paley D. PRECICE intramedullary limb lengthening system. Expert Rev Med Devices 2015;12(3):231-49.