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    leg length changed post knee replacement
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    An_255294 posted:
    Following recent right knee replacement, I find that my right leg is at least a full inch longer than my left. Is this normal? What remedies are available?
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    jamin2013 responded:
    At least look into heel lifts, I wear a 1/4" lift in right shoe since hip replacement....length changes here too.
     
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    jamin2013 replied to jamin2013's response:
    I just added 1/2" to my lift so now I use a 3/4" lift.....may get the shoemaker to make me an 1" lift to see the diff....

    WHERE IS EVERYONE on this group?
     
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    ocknees responded:
    Hi,

    I was 5'4" before having both knees replaced. Post op, I am now 5'6." Thirty three years of arthritis will do that to you! Now my knees are straight, just as God intended them to be.


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