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A 35-year-old member asked:

After i had torn meniscus surgery my leg became a little longer, yoga helps but what else can i do?

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Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Dont think so.: It is a physical impossibility that your leg actually became longer after your surgery for a torn meniscus. Perhaps you were walking with a bent knee prior to surgery, and after surgery you normalized your gait and felt as though there was an increase in length.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Not sure.: Assuming you underwent a meniscectomy, there's no evidence that suggests that your leg would become longer. You may want to consult the physician who performed the meniscus surgery.

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