Projected limb length inequality: Selecting patients for surgery

J. J. Grayhack*, N. C. Carroll

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Abstract

Limb length discrepancy must be considered in the total context of both the patient and all the available modalities of treatment. The clinical and radiographic assessment must be thorough. The cause and extent of discrepancy are of primary concern, but selection of patients for surgery must also include consideration of accompanying deformities and disabilities, the patient's tolerance, and the patient's stature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-587
Number of pages7
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Volume22
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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