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is it normal for one leg to be longer after knee replacement

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is it normal for one leg to be longer after knee replacement surgery?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 years ago.
It is not necessarily normal
However often the leg is not longer but physical therapy is needed as the pelvis gets twisted during surgery.
You won't be able to tell without a special measurement, but if well done the replacement should not have changed your leg length.
I would have the orthopedist look at this for an explanation.
Another type of doctor that can sort this out is a physiatrist...specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Good luck

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