The aim of the study was to assess the possibility of correction of spine functional curvature and potential real equalisation of LLD.
369 children with functional scoliosis caused by LLD, were treated with an internal shoe lift. Only in 4 cases were external heel lifts applied.
The thickness of the internal shoe lift (or external heel lift) was selected by measuring the discrepancy with blocks of thickness from 0.5 cm to 2 cm.
The children had a follow-up examination 2 weeks after application of the shoe lift in which correction of the spine and occurrence of pain were assessed.
The next follow-up examinations were performed every 3 months until equalisation of the extremities or growth completion by the patient.