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what could be done about a 7 month olds bowing in of legs and one leg being 1 cm longer?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Very : Difficult to measure leg length. Take the infant to see a pediatric orthopedic surgeon before the possible deformity becomes permanent.
Answered on May 2, 2013
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Leg length depends who & how it was measured. Simple tape measure from ASIF 2 medial maleolus best @ cheap.
May 2, 2013
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
See below: If leg length discrepancy is real, your child has to be evaluated by pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Could be from hip problem, e.g., developmental hip dysplasia. Bowing-in of lower legs is normal at this age.
Answered on May 3, 2013

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