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Leg lengthening/shortening

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Description: Definition Leg lengthening or shortening involves a variety of surgical procedures used to correct legs of unequal lengths, a condition referred to as limb length discrepancy (LLD). LLD occurs because a leg bone grows more slowly in one leg than on the other leg. Surgical treatment is indicated for discrepancies exceeding 1 in (2.5 cm). Encyclopedia of Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

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