Limb-length discrepancy after total hip arthroplasty.

  title={Limb-length discrepancy after total hip arthroplasty.},
  author={Steven F. Harwin and Robert Pivec},
  volume={37 2},
Limb-length discrepancy, to one degree or another, is a problem that must be reckoned with after total hip arthroplasty (THA). It must be addressed as both a clinical issue for patients and, unfortunately, a potential medicolegal problem. Although a small limb-length discrepancy may cause no symptoms or may not be perceived, a large limb-length discrepancy may cause nerve palsy, low back pain, altered gait, hip instability, and patient dissatisfaction.1-4 Importantly, limb-length discrepancy is… CONTINUE READING