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Custom Prosthetics for Children in Las Cruces & Albuquerque, NM

PrimeCare’s pediatric orthotic and prosthetic services adhere to the highest medical and professional standards. Our advanced range of prosthetic hands and prosthetic legs for children allows young patients to grow with confidence and live rich lives.

Custom Prosthetics

Our Pediatric Prosthetic Expertise

Children with limb differences tend to adapt remarkably well to a prosthesis, far better than adults in most cases. But there can be bumps in the road, just like there are with almost every childhood and developmental issue.

Prosthesis use will certainly not be perfect every day in every way. There may be times when a parent thinks the child should be using a prosthesis, but the child doesn’t want to. When it comes to prosthesis use, children, parents and healthcare teams may sometimes see things quite differently.

carbon running artificial limb.
Flex Run Junior
prosthetic knee fort kids.
Total Knee Junior
prosthetic feet for children.
Flex Foot Junior

Our Pediatric Prosthetic Services

hand prosthesis.

Upper Limb Prosthetics

Our comprehensive custom-made range of upper limb prostheses accommodate flexibility and maximize mobility as kids grow and adapt to new environments.

artificial leg.

Lower Limb

We understand that children grow and change quickly, which is why our custom-designed lower limb extremity prosthetics are a perfect fit. The best part? These devices maximize mobility as kids explore new activities!

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If you have questions or are ready to talk about prosthetic options, feel free to schedule a consultation.

A grandfather with a prosthesis walks with his grandchildren.

What to Expect on the Pediatric Prosthetic Journey

Children thrive when they know what to expect, and while each kid’s journey is unique, young patients usually experience the following:

It’s standard for infants and young children to be fitted with a passive prosthesis right away, so it becomes part of their developing body image and daily life.
While there are incredible limbs for children, it’s natural for them to feel uncomfortable when first wearing a prosthetic. Most have many questions throughout their journey. We encourage working with a physical/occupational therapist, and occasionally a psychologist, to support children as they grow into young adults.
Whether they use pediatric prosthetic feet, arms, or legs, a child requires rehabilitation evaluation every six months. Arms for kids and legs for kids need modifications once a year, including socket replacement.

Patient Success Stories

William E. Apodaca Fisk
lower Limb Prosthetics
Patient had to undergo a below the knee amputation of right leg to save his life. The use of his current prosthesis, which was fabricated using Ossur Prosthetics direct socket system, makes the patient feel, “like this prosthesis is part of my body and I have more control of my prosthesis.” Patient was able to get back to living a very active lifestyle thanks to the proper goal setting, latest technology and fitting techniques available from Primecare.
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Ralph Merrill
lower limb prosthetics
Patient suffered a tragic motorcycle accident when a vehicle ran a red light and hit him, resulting in an above-the-knee amputation. Patient was fitted with a prosthesis using the latest technology available with a microprocessor. Patient states, “my mobility really increased" [with the new prosetheses and vacuum with suction suspension]
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Janet Rodriguez
walkable prosthetic
I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma on my right femur and knee cap at the age of 17. The tumor was not shrinking after 4 months of chemo and I made the decision to get it amputated.
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What Our Patients Are Saying

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PrimeCare is located in Las Cruces and Albuquerque but helps patients from Ciudad Juarez, El Paso, and surrounding areas.

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  • How often do children need new prosthetics?

    Children require a new prosthesis every 12-24 months until they are skeletally mature. After which, like all adults, their prosthesis will need replacing every 3-5 years. Most girls stop growing around the age of 14 or 15, but boys may continue growing at a gradual pace until they reach around 18 years old.

  • How do you explain prosthetics to a child?

    Speaking about prosthetics can be empowering for your child. You can tell them that when someone loses an arm or leg or is born without an arm or leg or some other body part, they can get a new body part to replace what is missing. Always encourage your child to talk openly about their feelings and ask questions. Should they have an adverse reaction; you might consider professional psychological help to support them.

  • Are prosthetics covered by insurance?

    The Affordable Care Act (ADA) covers prosthetics, as do health insurance plans sold through the marketplace or exchanges created as a result of the ACA. The degree of coverage will depend on your specific healthcare plan. It’s important to clarify these details with your insurance provider, so you can plan accordingly.