Limb length discrepancy

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Right femur: 41.0 cm

Left femur: 40.5 cm

Right tibia: 30.5 cm

Left tibia: 30.0 cm

There is a small difference between both lower limbs, about 1.0 cm. 

Case Discussion

Lower limbs scanogram is done with three radiographic exposures: one each centered over the hip, knees and ankle joints. This exam is used to calculate the length of the femur and tibia, failing to account for any shortening related to the foot.

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Case Information

rID: 32058
Case created: 11th Nov 2014
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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