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Old 06-08-2012, 09:37 AM   #1
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Question Leg Length Discrepancy solutions?

My 10 year old son has mild cp and his right leg is about 3 cm shorter than the left. The doctors would like to staple the growth plates in his left leg. I hesitate to do anything to the strong leg. Is growth hormone any use in stimulating his shorter leg growth? Can't it be specifically injected?
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:05 PM   #2
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Re: Leg Length Discrepancy solutions?

I been doing some stretching for my hips and knee stretching for pain in my hips. I have milder bilateral hips dyplasia, which was not fix for some reason my doctor keep over looking it and she want to worried about muscles that are not deforms or tight. For example, lies on your stomach and bring the leg up near your back either with a towel or hold the leg up near your back with your hand. There are some hamstring exercise too. Lay on your back bend your both knees. In addition, bring the heel out, than hold the heels there. Also, a towel work good for your heel cords ,just insert towel under your feet and pull with your hand that could stretch your heel cords.

 
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:04 PM   #3
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Re: Leg Length Discrepancy solutions?

That is a good question and an interesting theory. No answer to that one (sorry) but one other alternative might be to "stretch" the shorter leg with a surgical "break" in the bone, then pins placed above and below the break, and a crank device that is turned in tiny increments and the break heals and bone lengthens at same time. That might be considered more invasive or prone to complications, but it might be worth at least asking the orthopedic surgeons about it. The problem with intraosseous injections (IV injections into bone marrow) is that the marrow is so blood vessel rich, the hormone would be absorbed into the general circulaion and work systemically.

 
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:21 PM   #4
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Re: Leg Length Discrepancy solutions?

I wanted to apologize to the first person whose post the question about lengthen muscles I thought you were talking about techniques for stretching.

Sorry again,
Cassie

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