Limb Deficiency Program

Children with amputations and limb deficiencies face a range of physical and psychosocial issues including residual limb care, prosthetic fit, school and peer activities, sports participation and their normal growth and development. The Limb Deficiency Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is well equipped to address these issues and to meet all of your child's needs.

Our clinic is held the first Friday of each month. Any family with a child who has an amputation or a limb deficiency can come to the clinic to share in our resources, information and support.

Our team includes orthopaedic surgeons, general surgeons and plastic surgeons who work closely with physicians from oncology, neurology, radiology and pathology. In addition, skilled nurses, prosthetists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and social workers are available on site to provide comprehensive support for your child and your family.

Members of our limb deficiency team are also members of the Association of Children's Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinics, a professional organization dedicated to raising the standard of prosthetic and orthotic care for children through research, education and setting standards for clinics.