Pediatric Prosthetics

Pediatric Prosthetics

Prosthetics for children are very different than prosthetics for adults. Although the technology and the principle remain the same, children handle their prosthetics in their own way. Also, when it comes to children, the parents and the prosthetists are much more involved in the entire process of fitting the child with a prosthetic limb. Here at CPO, we aim to make children feel as comfortable as possible and get them fitted with a prosthesis that enables them to be a child and let nothing get in their way.

Pediatric Prostheses

Children tend to need prosthesis either due to a congenital defect that has left them without a limb or necessary amputation due to diseases or an accident. CPO provides support to pediatric patients to cope with these situations. Typically, a child is eligible for prosthetics when they are able to stand on their own, which tends to happen at 9-12 months of age. If your child has a congenital defect for which a prosthesis is needed, it is advised that you get him or her fitted with one at this age. At this age, you can get your child fitted with a passive prosthesis. Having a prosthesis at an early age enables them to get accustomed to it and identify the prosthesis as a part of themselves as they grow. It also lets them use the prosthesis to their comfort. They can sit, stand, walk, and even run around.

Children need special attention and rehabilitation. Hence, they need to be checked by a clinician at least once every six months. They also need a change of socket every year to accord with their growing bodies until they turn eighteen. At CPO, we follow up on our pediatric patients with diligence and make sure that nothing is amiss when they want to do what they desire. We keep children’s needs in mind and fit them with only the prosthetics that match the highly active lifestyles of children. We use the components from leading pediatric prosthetic manufacturers so that there is a balance between maximum functionality and minimal weight. We provide upper extremity prosthetics as well as lower extremity prosthetics for children. Furthermore, we provide specialized prosthetics that help them with sports and other specific activities. We customize the prostheses to fit the child and then help them with rehabilitation as well as psychological counselling so they can deal with the change.

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Take the first step in your journey toward returning to your new normal. We are here to help you every step of the way. Schedule a consultation with a certified prosthetist or orthotist in the nearest CPO clinic.

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