Infants and children need special care for their prosthetics, and depend on their parents and their prosthetic providers to patiently take care of their needs during these growing years.
Prosthetic patients between the ages of birth and about 18 years need a new socket and other prosthetic adjustments at least annually, and should receive an evaluation every six months, with careful monitoring by a parent or caregiver in between visits.
Providing the right prosthetic limb for the needs and activity level in pediatric amputees is truly a specialty.
For many years, Foot Carehas provided prosthetic care for Children. We also participate in other prosthetic clinics in the area, working side by side with other members of the pediatric rehab team.
When your child needs a prosthetic device, you want a specialist who has not only the technical experience, but also the ability to communicate and connect with your child. Our clinicians understand that kids are not just little adults.
The team in the Orthotics and Prosthetics Department is equipped with a laboratory, ready to create customized, state-of-the-art orthoses (braces) and prostheses (artificial limbs) for your newborn, infant, young child, pre-teen or teenager.
We use the best in:
CAD systems and software
3-D FEM-simulation (finite element method)
Custom Gait Lab
Ankle-foot prosthetics that comply with the strength requirements of ISO 10328
MTS Calibration to minimize measurement errors
Our orthotic and prosthetic specialists come to us with a wide array of expertise and versatility to care for children of all shapes, sizes and ages who have a variety of health conditions and physical requirements. Their experience is employed to work wonders by combining science with creative and innovative designs.
Our commitment to family centered care means that you will be included in team discussions about your child’s care and treatment to make sure the plan works for you and your family.
If you have any queries regarding our practice or how we can help you, contact us at (561) 123-1234.