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Leg Length Inequality

A rare, but very real, health complication which some Americans have to live with is unequal leg length. Leg length inequality is more than just an irritation; it can cause a person to suffer serious pain and physical limitations. Additionally, it may produce a number of negative psychological effects that seriously harm a person’s mental health. Because of all of these complications, many people seek treatment to rectify their leg length inequality.

Regrettably, people who receive defective hip implants may be more at-risk for suffering from unequal leg lengths due to complications caused by the defective hip implant, such as a loosening of the implant. At Williams Kherkher, our DePuy lawsuit lawyers have made it our priority to help patients who have been adversely affected by a defective DePuy hip implant. Speak with one of our attorneys about the legal options available to you by calling 800-761-3187.

Treating Leg Length Inequality

Depending on a variety of factors, including age and health, a medical professional will advise a certain treatment option to help even out a person’s legs. Options for treatment include:

  • Shoe lifts – a lift is placed within a shoe to better equalize the length of the legs
  • Lengthening surgery – an external fixation device is placed on the leg in order to slowly extend it

Both these treatment options, although very different, may provide a patient with a measure of relief from the pain and difficulties that unequal leg lengths can cause.

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A side effect that no hip implant patient expects following their surgery is the development of unequal leg lengths. However, it is something with which patients may have to contend. The DePuy lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher are here to help you pursue justice following an injury caused by a defective hip implant. Call 800-761-3187 to discuss how we can help you today.

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