Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Limb Length Discrepancies
A recent study in Pediatric Physical Therapy evaluated limb length discrepancies in 105 typically developing children ages 8- to 12-years-old. Limb length measurements were taken from the anterior superior iliac spine to the medial malleolus and umbilicus to medial malleolus using the direct method. The results indicated that 7 of the 105 children exhibited a limb length dicrepancy of 2cm or more.
Reference: Drnach, Mark PT, MBA, PCS; Kreger, Alison PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP; Corliss, Charles PT, DPT; Kocher, Derek PT, DPT. Limb Length Discrepancies Among 8- to 12-Year-Old Children Who Are Developing Typically. Pediatric Physical Therapy: Winter 2012 - Volume 24 - Issue 4 - p 334–337. doi: 10.1097/PEP.0b013e3182691c48