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Short leg syndrome | short leg proportional to other. is it genetics?

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Almost always not: Even if an entire leg is bigger, or half of the body or facial structures, we do not yet know what causes them. Be sure to exclude unilateral congenital dislocation the hip. If the foot is bigger, there is a wonderful organization which matches mirror images of feet. If child A has a size 8 right foot and a size 7 left foot, they find child B with a size 8 left foot and a size 7 right foot.
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