About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Home Print this page Email this page Users Online: 521
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 51-60

Gait during simulated and natural leg length discrepancy: Inconsistencies in the literature

Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Dhananjoy Shaw
Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Delhi, B.Block, Vikaspuri, New Delhi - 110 018
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjsm.sjsm_14_22

Rights and Permissions

For convenience, researchers have simulated leg length discrepancy (LLD) by installing an insole or a heel lift in one foot of healthy participants. However, the results of these studies have contradicted the results found in the studies that investigated naturally occurring LLD. The objective of this article was to discuss the methodological considerations of simulated and natural LLD conditions in detail and highlight the inconsistencies in their findings. The studies simulating LLD demonstrate the acute effect of LLD for this reason they should be disparaged for not being physiologic, leading to non-LLD characteristic gait patterns in terms of kinetic and kinematic parameter's. This puts a question mark when it comes to generalizing the results of simulated studies to those that have true LLD.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded57    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal