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Amputation and prosthetics

Amputation and prosthetics

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada hosts a monthly multidisciplinary clinic for children with various types of amputations – congenital (missing a part of a limb at birth) or post-traumatic – or, as part of their treatment plan. This team includes orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, nurses and social workers who are available to provide the range of care needed. Our objective is to offer children as much mobility and function as possible.

Our patient and family-focused environment is ideal for patients with a limb difference or amputation. The monthly clinics give families and children with similar conditions an opportunity to meet and offer each other support.

Children in our care are seen regularly as they grow, as their prosthesis’ need to be readjusted or changed. Certified prosthetists are available to help assess the patient.