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A 25-year-old female asked:

Do runners with bilateral hip dysplasia have greater muscle hypertrophy down the legs from needing to stabilize body more?

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 17 years experience
Not necessarily: When any muscle is strengthened, or with increase use -- muscle hypertrophy does occur. But regarding your specific question, there is no clear correlation out there in the literature. Leg muscles (i'm assuming you are referring to either calf muscles vs. The anterior or lateral muscle compartments) are stabilizers of the hip joint.
Last updated Jun 5, 2013

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