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Is it normal for leg length to increase after torn meniscus surgery?

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Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
No: Meniscal treatment will not result in leg lengthening. You may feel a difference in the leg, but it isn't a change in length. The meniscus is a soft tissue bumper that even if removed doesn't change leg length.
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Dr. Marc Schneider
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
No: Meniscus surgery does not lengthen the leg.
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Last updated Nov 20, 2020

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