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    Default One Leg Longer Than the Other

    My DS is 10months old and my husband pointed out that one of his legs looked longer than the other.

    After his bath we measured his legs and found there was a difference of over 1cm! One leg looks more bowed than the other, so I don't think his bones are different lengths, I think it is just one leg is more bent.

    Just wondering if it is normal to have one leg longer than the other?

    We have a paed appointment for other issues in a few days, so will mention it to him, but just wanted to get some opinions?

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    Could it be his hips are a little tilted and so it just appears that way?

    DD was a little like this, and we saw someone... we were told it was fairly common amongst young children and it usually sorts itself out somewhere around age 7. Definitely get it checked now though, in case it requires attention.

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    Definitely mention it to your paediatrician. Different leg lengths can indicate a hip issue - either an immature socket or displaysia. Both are treatable and with no long term issues.

    Rickets are also unfortunately being seen more and more in recent times due to the practice of slip, slop, slap leading to vitamin D deficiency (damned if you you, damned if you don't!) but in one so young I wouldn't think it would be the case.

    Hope your paediatrician can give you some answers

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    My MCHN picked up that DS had slightly uneven leg lengths during his 12 month check-up. I'd also noticed just prior to that he had mismatched thigh creases. It had been playing on my mind a lot at that time because DS was a late crawler and I was worried there was something wrong with his legs that was physically preventing from being able to do it. I mentioned it to the paed but he wasn't concerned, especially since DS had already had his hips x-rayed at 6 months and all was clear. So in our case it turned out to be nothing. I'd definitely mention it to your paed while you're there anyway.

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    Definately mention it to the paed. I have one leg longer than the other as a result of scoliosis.

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    My DD has 1 leg longer then the other due to dysplasia, get it checked out just incase

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    When I started going to the Chiro last year he told me I had one leg longer then the other. Had to do with my hips... but with regular chiro it is now fine

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    Hi....we have just discovered that DD2 who is 16 months has one leg longer than the other and it isn't her hips, it looks like one femur is actually shorter than the other The foot on that side is actually smaller too. She only just started walking and has a pronounced limp. We have only been to a chiro so far but need to investigate more. Google makes me worry


 

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