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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Top 100 Biomechanical Guidelines #19: Always Think about LLD (Leg Length Discrepancy)

Limb Length Difference: When is it a Problem?
Lean to left seen typically with long left leg

Several Important Generalizations:
  • A history of injuries primarily on one side may indicate the presence of a short leg
  • 80% of the population has at least a small difference in their structural leg length
  • In competitive athletes, doing repetitive motions, I have seen 1/16" of an inch produce problems

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