Lower Limb Differences Clinic
The Lower Limb Differences Clinic provides care for children from before birth to age 21 who are missing part or all of their lower limb. Many of our patients were born with their limb difference. Some had their limb shortened or removed due to an injury or disease.
We offer a full range of treatment options, both with and without surgery. Members of the clinic team work with each child and family to design a treatment plan that is right for them. Our goal is to help your child have the best function they can and be as active as possible. Our patients are active in many ways, including in sports. It is our pleasure to assist and encourage them.
The clinic team includes an orthopedic surgeon, orthopedic nurse, medical assistant, physical therapist and orthotist/prosthetist. On an as-needed basis consultation with a social worker or child life specialist is provided. Together we help you make your way through the healthcare system and get your child’s healthcare needs met. For added support, we can connect you with other children and families with limb differences.