The Difference Between Orthotics and Prosthetics

An orthosis is a brace made to correct or support a deformity or deficiency of your child's body. 

A prosthesis is an artificial limb utilized when a child has a limb deficiency.

Your orthotist or prosthetist is a trained specialist in the field with an extensive educational background. There are strict guidelines and procedures that he/she must follow in order to become an American Board Certified practitioner. 

Your orthotist or prosthetist is only one member of your treatment team. Other members include orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers and pediatric physiatrists (a physician who specializes in rehabilitation medicine). The team works together to provide optimal care to your child.

Custom Devices and Services

Orthotic Services:

 

 

Prosthetic Services:

 

 

Lower-Extremity Specialties
FO, UCBL, SMO, AFO, KAFO, HKAFO
Reciprocating Gait Orthoses 
Foot orthotics
Sport Medicine Orthoses
Fracture Bracing
Hip Abduction Orthoses

 

Upper-Extremity Specialties
Static and Dynamic Wrist Hand Orthoses (WHO)
Fracture Orthoses

 

Spinal Specialties 
Scoliosis Control Orthoses
Custom Body Jackets (soft and rigid)
Hyperextension TLSO

 

Cervical Specialties
HALO Systems
Cranial Remolding Orthoses

 

 

Upper- and Lower-Extremity Prostheses
Custom Myoelectric Prostheses
Advanced microprocessor knees and hands
Sport Prostheses

 

Physical Therapy Services
Pediatric Clinical Specialist