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Had a hip surgery at 2 damaging the ball n shortening left leg by 1 inch, is ball n socket repair possible or only partial replacement is the answer?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Ball replacement

If the acetabulum is concentric & not damaged at all, a femoral replacement is the only way 2 gain length.
@ age 2 the socket may not b concentric & then a ball & socket replacement will b needed.

In brief: Ball replacement

If the acetabulum is concentric & not damaged at all, a femoral replacement is the only way 2 gain length.
@ age 2 the socket may not b concentric & then a ball & socket replacement will b needed.
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