Parents want the best for their children and want to see them grow in a positive manner. Supporting children with limb differences presents some unique challenges. The mental and physical adjustments required to play games, attend school, or just walk with friends can be considerable. Occasionally, children who lose or severely damage a limb never fully regain their self-confidence.
In conditions of limb differences, children wear orthotics, a medical device, to help correct a condition of the bones or muscles. Patients diagnosed with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, spinal injury, or stroke may benefit from an orthosis. It can also help control a joint, help in movement or in rehabilitating a fracture.
We at Hope AMC’s children’s orthotics and prosthetics aim to change that condition in a child. We understand that every child deserves the opportunity to grow without physical limitations.
Our children’s orthotics and prosthetics services will provide them that opportunity. We specialize in providing high quality and evidence-based solutions. Our certified professionals for pediatric prosthetics can evaluate, design, custom-fit, and manufacture all types of orthotics and prosthetics while working as a team to fulfil the best need of every child individually.
Patients Who May Benefits from Pediatric Orthotics:
- Foot pronation
- Foot supination
- Leg and foot spasticity
- Hip dysplasia
- Foot or ankle mal-alignment
- Severe metatarsus adductus
- Tibial torsion
Our pediatric orthotists have specialized expertise in assessing children, scanning or casting children’s limbs or other body parts, fabricating and modifying molds and braces for children and custom-fitting orthoses to the child. At Hope AMC, children’s prosthetics and orthotics are available in a wide range. They include cranial helmets, upper extremity orthotics, lower extremity orthotics, and spinal orthosis among others. Check out a few of them below.
As part of helmet molding therapy, babies are fitted with a special helmet to correct their skull shape. The shape of your baby’s head may be corrected with cranial remolding if he or she is diagnosed with a deformational plagiocephaly, brachycephaly or scaphocephaly before the age of 15 months.
Upper Extremity Orthotics
Those who have orthopedic condition with their upper limbs such as hand, wrist, shoulder, elbow, etc. will be fitted with special devices to correct the bone and muscle position. This may take time but will correct the limb gradually.
Congenital muscular torticollis or CMT is a common postural deformity in newborns that can lead to long-term consequences if untreated. The physical therapy specialists at Hope AMC can effectively treat this condition in children.
What do Children’s Orthotics and Prosthetics Dpecialists Do?
Specialists at children’s orthotics and prosthetics create custom designs for children who need orthopedic braces or artificial limbs. They can apply the latest advances in technology so that growing children can continue to reach functional goals at home, in the classroom, and at play.
Depending on your child’s needs, the pediatric orthopedic specialist team at Hope AMC offers a number of programs to patients and families to help determine how to best care for their child.