9 yo girl born with left femoral hernia (otherwise healthy). Underwent herniorrhaphy shortly after birth. Walked at one year (did not crawl) and developed pelvic obliquity with right pelvis 2 cm higher than left (no leg length discrepancy) and consequent scoliosis. Complained of pain in the area of the left hip, especially anteriorly, and two years ago began to complain of a similar pain in the right hip. A left femoral nerve palsy was diagnosed (due to the previous surgery) and a femoral nerve transplant was performed in 1995. No improvement was seen in her gait, but she is now pain-free. She continues to walk with the pelvis rotated forwards, and trunk leans to the right during the left stance phase (see picture), with the upper-limb being thrust out at that time.
Frontal plane picture taken in early left stance
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