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Orthopedic issues in M-CM are related to limb asymmetry and loose joints.  Some may benefit from physical therapy or even leg or ankle braces if there is significant weakness or looseness in the ankles.  A shoe lift can also help to alleviate problems if one leg is longer than the other.  In some cases, a surgical procedure called an epiphysealysis has been performed to stop the growth plates from growing in the larger leg.

Connective tissue abnormalities in M-CM likely contribute to an increased risk of hip dislocations at birth.  Surgical intervention is sometimes necessary.  While many of these orthopedic and connective tissue problems can contribute to developmental delays, it does not appear that there is long-term damage to the joints, although the information available about this is very limited.