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After my hip reconstruction, one of my legs feels shorter than the other, is this common?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Yes

The feeling usually lessens with time.

In brief: Yes

The feeling usually lessens with time.
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

About 72% of all hip replacement patients will experience some lengthening on the operated side but the difference will be less than 10 mm and won't usually cause a problem. A further 22% of hip replacement patients will experience a lengthening of more than 10mm and in a few cases there will be a shortening of the operated limb by more than 10mm.

In brief: Yes

About 72% of all hip replacement patients will experience some lengthening on the operated side but the difference will be less than 10 mm and won't usually cause a problem. A further 22% of hip replacement patients will experience a lengthening of more than 10mm and in a few cases there will be a shortening of the operated limb by more than 10mm.
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