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Anonymous
leg length discrepancy
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:34pm

hello.. I had a total hip and came out about 4 cm long on the operated side, that is about one and a half inches. I can not wear any of my shoes. I had to have the un-operated side built up in a huge shoe lift for which I feel terribly self conscious of. This still does not relieve all of my back pain.... what else can be done? I have read that revisions are very risky, but I am only 50 yrs old, and it just doensnt seem right that I should have to live this way. My surgeon did not have any answers and was very reluctant to talk about it.

  • leg length discrepancyamyjane, Mon Mar 9 6:30am
    I have the exact same issue and have never been so miserable in my life. I'm two months out and they reassure me that it takes time. Additional x-rays have shown a trule 1/2 inch difference in the... more
    • leg length discrepancy — Anonymous, Tue Aug 25 7:34pm
      • leg length discrepency after thrAnonymous, Fri Apr 20 8:26am
        I am almost 3 months out after left thr. I was supposed to have both hips done at the same time, but due to complications, I have to go back in the future to have the right hip done. I could have... more
        • Please respondBrenda, Wed Sep 13 10:48pm
          I am not sure when this was posted, but please let me know of the outcome. i am 4 months past THR and my operated leg is 1/2 inches too long in actuality...but 2 inches in functional due to tilted... more
          • respondingkathy, Fri Sep 15 11:00am
            Hi, this site isn't really active anymore that I know of. I'm sorry to hear of issues. Leg length discrepancy is not uncommon. I have a slight one and use a lift in operated leg. I have had lots of... more
        • Re: leg length discrepency after thrPauline, Sun Apr 22 6:38am
          Thank you for sharing your story. This information will be of great assistance to others. Best Wishes, Pauline
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