Leg Length Test


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Leg length test: The patient lies supine. The examiner stands at the end of the table and palpates the medial malleoli at the same level on both sides. The patient is asked to flex knees and hips, and lifts the pelvis off the table and returns to the starting position. The examiner passively extends the legs and compares the height of both malleoli. Differing levels indicates asymmetry of the legs.