Possible Causes for Leg Length Inequality in USA

  • Maffucci Syndrome
    Leg Length Inequality

    Maffucci syndrome is a rare congenital nonhereditary disease consisting of the development of multiple enchondromas, hemangiomas and, less commonly, lymphangiomas. Enchondromas have a potential for malignant transformation and cause bone deformation, shortening, and fractures, while hemangiomas may cause severe…[1]

  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
    Leg Length Inequality

    Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is an adolescent hip disorder that is characterized by slippage of the femoral epiphysis through the epiphyseal plate. Most cases are idiopathic but there are associated risk factors. Once discovered, emergent surgery is necessary to prevent complications.  The clinical…[2]

  • Scoliosis
    Leg Length Inequality

    Scoliosis is the lateral curvature and three dimensional rotation of the spinal column. Scoliosis has characteristic physical findings. It presents as an abnormal shape and symmetry of the back, sometimes with either a very prominent rib or a bulging shoulder blade. Sometimes there may be a hump at the back. On…[3]

  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
    Leg Length Inequality

    Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is an orthopedic disorder characterized by aseptic necrosis of the femoral head. It generally manifests during childhood. The typical presentation is that of a limping child not claiming any pain. Most LCP patients present with unilateral symptoms, but about 20% of affected children suffer…[4]

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Further symptoms

References

  1. Maffucci Syndrome, Symptoma
  2. Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis, Symptoma
  3. Scoliosis, Symptoma
  4. Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Symptoma