Hypertrphy of the limb, by definition, is the increased girth or size of a limb

Notice in this picture the size difference in the affected and non-affected limb of this individual. Pay special attention and compare the differences in tone at the ankle region, near the achilles tendon. The difference in limb length, though not easy to see, is also an effect of limb hypertrophy.


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