Low-back pain in transfemoral amputees: is there a correlation with static or dynamic leg-length discrepancy?

Anytime. you have a change in your prosthetic components you will put stress into your lumbar spine which will result in abnormal forces there. Also being a transfemoral amputee, do you have a flexion contracture at the hip? If so, this will also place stress on the spine. Recommend seeing a physiatrist that can help with adjusting your prosthesis and abnormalities associated with amputation.
Yes. Leg length discrepancy correlates with potential back and sacroiliac pain no matter what the cause of leg length difference. Matter of body mechanics and physics.

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I am a below the knee amputee and recently I have been dealing with lower back pain when sitting for extended periods could they be related?

Could be. The difference length in other parts of the limb may occur over time. (difference in thigh muscle girth) This might lead to a bit of a pelvic tilt and eventual unequal weight distribution on the articular elements in the lumbar spine. Plin films of the LS spine can reveal facet joint disease for example. Your therapist need to be made aware of any bone remodeling to adjust your therapy over time. Read more...

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