"There are generally two kinds of leg length discrepancies:
I'm not sure which he has...
- Structural discrepancy occurs when either the thigh (femur) or shin (tibia) bone in one leg is actually shorter than the corresponding bone in the other leg.
- Functional discrepancy occurs when the leg lengths are equal, but symmetry is altered somewhere above the leg, which in turn disrupts the symmetry of the legs. For example, developmental dislocation of the hip (DDH) can cause a functional discrepancy. In DDH, the top of the leg bone (femur) that is not properly positioned in the hip socket may hang lower than the femur on the other side, giving the appearance and symptoms of a leg length discrepancy."
Last edited by BRNC; 06-21-2013 at 10:10 AM. Reason: addition
Really lads? I kinda assumed it was lousy joints cos anytime someone hit knee on knee he had to get microfracture surgery. Go figure
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Yep, two different length legs can really fudge you up in the long run, especially at that size and weight. Imagine running on a sloped beach for long periods of time. Would be hell on the knees
Should've been a red flag considering he was constantly injured going back to his high school days. There was a big article last year (I think) where Portland refused help by some doctor who wanted to get him specially made orthotics that may have helped him out.
What I do like about Len is how active he is for his size. Hes motivated..always doing something without the ball. Most bigs just kind of relax until they are about to rebound,block or get a pass..Len positions, disrupts, swats, runs around, double teams, demands the ball, runs after loose balls, ties up players on D. Good example vs Kentucky here:
Then along with Ewing working with him.. might develop into something special. Still other players that I prefer though at #4.
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" It's rare i listen to people who never been in my position, a caterpillar can't relate to what an eagle envisions"
Sheridanhoops has moved Len to the top spot and have us taking Noel...
"Sources continue to insist that if the draft were held today and Cleveland makes this pick that Len would edge out Ben McLemore, Anthony Bennett and Nerlens Noel. The Cavs apparently feel that Len’s ability on both ends of the court better mix with budding star Kyrie Irving and would give the team the dynamic combo it needs to push for the playoffs."
anybody know much about len's doctor? he lives and works in charlotte. last i heard he was saying len's surgery was a huge success (but of course he would say that).
personally, i have a lot of confidence in steve stricker and his staff. i'm definitely high on len, but like you guys, also very worried about his injury.
Last edited by BRNC; 06-22-2013 at 11:01 PM. Reason: clarity...