A member asked:

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

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Joel McClurg answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

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.

Answered Nov 20, 2020



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Dr. Marc Schneider answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Meniscus surgery does not lengthen the leg.

Answered Oct 4, 2016



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