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A 21-year-old female asked:

after car accident i have one leg shorter than the other. chiropractor says it's fine. it's about 5 cm shorter will that effect me in the long run?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Yes, it will for : Sure. Consult with orthopedic surgeon regarding reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Vadim Glukh
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Yes - significantly: The corrective surgical options may or may not be indicated depending on a lot of factors - consult an orthopedic surgeon. Some bracing may be needed regardless of surgery though. Back problems are likely in a long run.

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