• A difference in the size and/or length of the thigh bone (femur). (footlevelers.com)
  • No other support members, either crosspins or arms extending into the length of the femur, are required. (google.com)
  • 2. The implant of claim 1 , wherein the solid body member has a length for positioning, in use, in the natural femoral neck without passage of the distal end through the lateral side of the femur. (google.com)
  • The ball shaped head of the femur fits into the acetabulum, forming a ball and socket joint which enables the leg to have a wide range of movements. (slideshare.net)
  • But because the condition often goes undiagnosed, many people don't realize they have a leg-length differential until they're diagnosed with osteoarthritis, the press release noted. (massagemag.com)
  • Comparison of tibia and tendon length correlation in control rats of different ages and in experimental animals showed that adaptation was more complete in young rats than in adult rats. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Hydrothermal isometric tension measurements indicated that collagen remodeling occurred during tendon adaptation to bone length, with the process being more marked at the muscle-tendon junction. (biomedsearch.com)
  • There is vascularized fibular grafts in which they take the leg bone and put it into the hip. (lifebridgehealth.org)
  • Tendon lengths were found to decrease after a short period of recovery (1 or 2 months) whether surgery was performed in young or adult animals. (biomedsearch.com)
  • A small leg length differential, one centimeter or less, can be corrected with a shoe insert, while a bigger one can be corrected with surgery. (massagemag.com)
  • Metal frames are attached to the leg and / or foot and over a period of time the frame is manipulated to obtain the corrected position. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Whether or not leg length differential is a direct cause of osteoarthritis is not clear, but the findings may allow people to take preventive measures before the onset of the chronic and painful condition," stated a press release from Queen's University , in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where the research was conducted. (massagemag.com)
  • Fifty-eight people had repeat clots in the legs or lungs during the 6-year follow-up period. (annals.org)