Custom Prosthetics for Children in New Mexico

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

Prosthetics

Lower Limb Prosthetics

We design custom prosthetic legs at our clinic including the Ossur direct socket prosthetic system for all levels of lower limb loss to ensure a patient achieves mobility to achieve everyday tasks.

Prosthetics

Prosthetic Arm

From custom silicone prostheses to the latest above-elbow technology, our prosthetic arm solutions are suitable for every amputation level.

Request an Evaluation

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.

Socket Fabrication for Children

At PrimeCare, we specialize in custom socket fabrication for children to ensure a perfect fit for comfort and mobility. Our expert team employs advanced technology and compassionate care to design sockets that grow with your child.

custom socket fabrication

Each socket is tailored to the unique needs of young patients to provide the foundation for active, confident lives. Trust us to create a supportive and adaptive solution that encourages your child's independence and joy in every step.

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.
5.0
View Our Patient Success Stories
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]
5.0
View Our Patient Success Stories
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.
5.0
View Our Patient Success Stories
Case Study: Overcoming Osteomyelitis Through Customized Prosthetics
Lower Limb Prosthetics
Through our collaborative efforts, the patient achieved positive outcomes and regained a significant level of functionality. He surpassed traditional expectations by expediting his rehabilitation timeline, reducing his reliance on a walker sooner than anticipated.
5.0
View Our Patient Success Stories
Leonard Sandgren
Lower Limb Prosthetics
Leonard faced a leg amputation due to an infected injury. Seeking to reclaim his active lifestyle, he turned to us for a custom prosthetic solution. Through personalized care and advanced tech, Leonard quickly regained mobility and resumed his favorite activities.
5.0
View Our Patient Success Stories
Jose Julio Flores Gonzalez
Lower Limb Prosthetics
Facing an amputation due to osteomyelitis, Jose received a custom prosthetic. Through personalized care and rehabilitation, he quickly regained mobility, surpassed expectations, and resumed his active lifestyle, including hiking and playing guitar.
5.0
View Our Patient Success Stories

What Our Patients Are Saying

Are Children Prosthetics Covered By Insurance?

Children's prosthetics are generally covered by insurance. Most health insurance plans, including Medicaid and private insurers, recognize the necessity of prosthetic devices for children. However, the extent of coverage can vary based on the specific policy and provider.

Contact Local Kids Prosthetics Provider in New Mexico

Connect with a trusted local provider for children's prosthetics in New Mexico. Expert care and support are just a call away.

Field must be filled
Email is incorrect
Phone is incorrect
Field must be filled
Thank you for your message!
Our team will be in touch soon
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

FAQ

  • 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.