Prostheses for Children

Pediatric & Child Prostheses

Children may have a need for a prosthesis due to congenital anomalies, trauma or disease that have left them with limb differences. A child can be fit as early as four months for a hand or arm. Fingers would be fit after they have grown out of putting things in their mouth and can understand choking hazards. Prosthetics for children will have a different set of considerations than prosthetics for adults; because, children will rapidly grow out of their prosthesis much the same way they will grow out of their shoes.

Budget Considerations

Our approach is not to put forth our “best” product due to economic issues. We would recommend our less expensive Economic Standard™ products that are not as customized but will be sufficient for the short time that it would be worn. We certainly have the ability to do customized options using Praxis Replication™ Technology as we do for our Dermatos® Prostheses, although not as practical for children.