Prostheses for children
From an early age, children want to be independent, keep up with adults and impress their peers. They are curious about the world around them. In order to face it both while having fun and in everyday life, they need amenities that will provide them with the comfort of proper functioning.
The prosthesis for children consists of the same main components as the lower limb prosthesis intended for adults:
Prosthetic socket - this element is made individually for each patient in an orthopedic facility. It follows the exact shape of the stump. It is one of the most important elements of the prosthesis because it is the connection between the prosthesis and the body of the amputee and is the comfort of the prosthesis used. We distinguish different types of sockets to the type of amputation, the material of the socket and the way it adheres to the stump. The tendency of the residual limb to change its volume is one of the biggest problems in prosthetic.
Knee joint - The knee joints in modular prosthesis are a very important element. The knee joint should guarantee the patient the stability of the prosthesis both during standing and in the phase of support while walking. It is mainly responsible for the patient's safety. It also controls the movement of the lower leg during the transfer phase and the return to the starting position. The dynamics of the patient's gait depends to a large extent on the type of knee joint. The prosthetic knee should take into account several basic aspects, and ensuring mental confidence and the appropriate dynamics of the joint work, the gait is close to natural. Prosthetic knees can be divided according to the number of axes (single or multi-axis) and the mechanism they use. We distinguish mechanisms: polycentric, pneumatic, hydraulic and electronically controlled.
Adapters - These are the elements connecting the individual modules of the structure. They can be made of various types of materials. We can divide them according to whether they are passive or functional. Passive elements are, for example, tube adapters, connecting adapters, lamination adapters - they only connect individual prosthesis modules, they do not fulfill any function. Functional adapters, on the other hand, create new possibilities for the prosthesis, such as rotating and sliding adapters, as well as shock absorbers.
Prosthetic foot - A very important element of a modular prosthesis is the prosthetic foot. How it behaves in contact with the ground will influence the behavior of the entire prosthesis. From a mechanical point of view, the feet can be divided into two simple categories. These are feet with a movable ankle joint and stiff feet without a joint. We can also divide them according to the material they are made of. There are many such solutions, which is a great advantage of the modular prosthesis system, thanks to which each mechanism can be individually adapted to the user's needs. Due to the type of material they are made of, we can distinguish feet with a mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, pneumatic-hydraulic joint, and the most popular carbon fiber alloys. The latest developments are electronic alloys with a built-in microprocessor.
Our company's offer includes many prosthetic adapters for children for various purposes. These are prosthetic foot adapters, adapters for lamination of the prosthetic socket, screw, sleeve, clamp, extension and tubular.
The orthopedic equipment for children has been modeled on the modular system products. These are primarily safe and stable products, adapted to the specific needs of children.