Quoted from Captain_JanewayMy father has been told by his chiropractor that his left leg is slightly longer than the other. How can you possibly determine which genotype you are if the longer leg would make a difference between torso and leg length? What about amputees?
Quoted from Carol the DabblerOn page 78 of the book (under "Teeth Patterns"), Dr. D says, "Of course, if you've had dental work done on any of the teeth we're interested in, you won't be able to answer these questions.... Don't worry, there are plenty of other questions!"
Admittedly, leg measurements are more pivotal to determining one's GenoType than tooth patterns are. But I believe that the same principle would apply -- use whatever information you've got, and find the best fit.
Believe it or not, I came to this conclusion several nights ago, while I was falling asleep. I'm not an amputee, I just like to take everything into consideration!
Quoted from 12
A agree with Dr. D. that you should use the information that you have and strength test from there.
What could also be considered in a situation where one leg is shorter than the other, is whether the shortness is due to an anatomical short leg or a functional short leg. Meaning, is the leg shorter because it is an asymmetry, or, for example, is it shorter because the pelvis has a tilt. In the later scenario, I would measure the leg that seems longer (although in reality it isn't longer, just seems so due to the tilted pelvis). The Chiropractor should be able to answer this question for your father.
Quoted from Melissa_JSo his height changes, depending on which leg he's standing on, and that's enough difference to skew the torso/leg measurement? Everyone I know who has gone to a chiropractor has been told one leg is longer than the other, but the difference is usually slight.
If it's more than a slight difference, upon measuring, as you said, then go with Dr. D.'s advice to strength test it.
My sister is missing one vertebra, and the set of ribs that would normally come with it. Just born that way. Her torso was still longer than her legs, so we didn't have to think too much about it.
Quoted from Captain_Janeway
It may not be enough to make a significant difference for his torso to leg ratio,but he has problems with arthritis and neuropathy.
Quoted from 12What could also be considered in a situation where one leg is shorter than the other, is whether the shortness is due to an anatomical short leg or a functional short leg. Meaning, is the leg shorter because it is an asymmetry, or, for example, is it shorter because the pelvis has a tilt.
Quoted from TJ
...Your pelvis would only be naturally tilted if your spine was deformed!
Looking at my legs, it seems that the missing length is coming from my upper leg, but I haven't measured to verify. In my case, I'd still be a Nomad either way!
I don't quite understand how you could have a "functional short leg" as you describe. If both legs were identical in leg from hip joint to heel, and the pelvis was symmetrical, if the pelvis tilted one way, eventually the extra weight from walking and standing would push the lower side up, right?