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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
If your child has one leg that’s shorter than the other, he or she has a condition called leg length discrepancy. The difference in leg length can range from a half inch up to 2 ½ inches.
The greater the difference in leg length, the more a child must alter his or her normal posture and walking pattern. This can lead to a variety of symptoms, such as functional scoliosis, and hip, knee and ankle problems.
There are generally two types of leg length discrepancies:
At Boston Children’s Hospital, the specialists in our Lower Extremity Program have treated many complex lower extremity conditions and can provide expert diagnosis, treatment and care for your child. We’ll work with you and your child to review the available options and decide the best course of treatment, based on your child’s individual needs.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”