Your doctor will conduct a thorough physical examination and use tests to confirm or diagnosis a discrepancy in length.During the exam, your doctor will ask about your child’s general health, medical history, and symptoms.
During the examination, your doctor will closely observe your child’s gait (the way he or she walks). In most cases, the doctor will measure the discrepancy when your child is standing barefoot.
Scanograms, a special type of x-ray that uses a series of three images and a ruler to measure the length of the bones in the legs is also recommended in the diagnosis. This may be inclusive of a normal x- ray.
The most accurate method to identify leg (limb) length inequality (discrepancy) is through radiography.