Infants and children require a specialized approach to their prosthetic care and depend on their parents and their prosthetic providers to patiently take care of their needs during these growing years. Limited communication skills, combined with rapid rates of physical growth, mean that pediatric patients require frequent office visits and more careful observation of their progress from month to month.
Prosthetic patients between the ages of birth and about 18 years will require a new socket and other prosthetic modifications at least once a year and should be evaluated by their clinician every six months, with careful monitoring by a parent or caregiver in between visits.
Hope Center offers pediatric services for Upper and Lower extremity prosthetics typically due to birth defect, accident or amputation. We have vast experience of providing sate of the art artificial limbs with highly functional knees, feet and hands.
Upper Limb/Extremity Pediatric Prosthetic Solutions
Children missing an arm or hand are missing more than a limb. They’re missing a sophisticated tool for daily living. Clinicians at Hanger Clinic custom design and fit upper limb/extremity prostheses that provide these children with the function they want and need.
Lower Limb/Extremity Pediatric Prosthetic Solutions
A missing lower limb has a profound impact on a child’s mobility, and
therefore their life. Our goal is to provide the most advanced and clinically appropriate prostheses that allow them to gain or regain mobility and independence.