Custom Prosthetics for Children
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.
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.
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:
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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.
Our Kids Prosthetics Services Near You
PrimeCare is located in Las Cruces but helps patients from surrounding areas including Ciudad Juárez and El Paso.
As prosthetic experts, we provide heartfelt care and state-of-the-art upper and lower limb prosthesis for kids of all ages. Contact us today for an initial consultation!