So there are two aspects to cartilage degeneration after an ACL injury, what they call post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA): the first is the increase in knee laxity after ACL reconstruction and the second are inflammatory molecules within the synovium that surrounds the ACL and cartilage. So while people may overcompensate on their other leg temporarily ...
Two Types of Leg Length Discrepancies (LLD)
Just a heads up it's pretty tough to give a general answer to such an involved area (I tried lol). I’m forced to leave quite a bit out as there are so many causes, tests, treatments etc.
Simply put there is an anatomical or structural difference (L) vs (R)
Typically these are congenital (i.e ...
It looks they are relevant according to these two researches:
Both soccer players and controls had genu varum. However, the
incidence of genu varum was higher in the soccer players (P = 0.0001)
and it was more prevalent in the 16-18 year age group (P = 0.0001).
The results revealed ...