Infants who are born with a missing or partial limb, or children who lose a limb through injury or amputation, should be evaluated by a artificial limb center who has experience in fabrication and fitting specialized prosthesis. Often it is appropriate for infants and very young children to be fit with a passive prosthesis right away so that the prosthetic limb is incorporated into their developing body image. This can also help children socially as they begin interacting with their peers.
Limb loss patients from infants to about 18 years old may require a new socket and other prosthetic modifications at least once a year and should be evaluated by their clinician every three to six months. We have provided prosthesis to hundreds of children in last 27 years by using advance technology and innovations.
- Picture of children with legs