A 36-year-old female asked:
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broken fibula & tibia in 99. leg length discrepancy of 1.5" but only tibia is short. fibula bowing. problems feet up. pursue taylor spatial frame?

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Dr. Marc Goldhagen
32 years experience Occupational Medicine
Other options?: You're 30 and no longer growing, problem won't get worse. A 3/4" heel lift on your shorter leg may resolve most issues. If not, surgery to lengthen the short tibia with external device is possible but results may not be worth the effort to get there. You really need to discuss with orthopedics your current issues with shorter leg and if they will resolve with surgery.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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