LIMB RECONSTRUCTIONParental perspectives on leg length discrepancyLee, Kyoung Mina; Chung, Chin Youba; Gwon, Dae Kyua; Sung, Ki Hyuka; Cho, Jae Hwana; Kim, Tae Wona; Choi, In Hob; Cho, Tae-Joonb; Yoo, Won Joonb; Park, Moon SeokaAuthor Information aDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Kyungki bDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University Children’s Hospital, Seoul, Korea Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Website (www.jpo-b.com). Correspondence to Ki Hyuk Sung, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, 300 Gumi-Dong, Bundang-Gu, Sungnam, Kyungki 463 707, Korea Tel: +82 31 787 7199; fax: +82 31 787 4056; e-mail: [email protected] Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: March 2012 - Volume 21 - Issue 2 - p 146-149 doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e32834c67b2 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract This study investigated perspectives of 58 parents on leg length discrepancy (LLD) of their children using a questionnaire survey. There were significant differences in the pain/comfort (P=0.021) and global function subscales (P=0.013) of the pediatric outcomes data collection instrument between the idiopathic LLD and posttraumatic LLD groups. Significant differences in the items with regard to the satisfaction with appearance (P=0.012), preference for surgical treatment (P<0.001), effect on happiness (P=0.004), and concerns over possible operations (P=0.010) were observed between the LLD of 2 cm or more and LLD of less than 2 cm groups. Logistic regression showed that the only significant contributing factor to a willingness to seek treatment was the amount of LLD (P=0.004). © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.