Upper Limb Prosthetic Options for Kids: Below Elbow

MARY NOVOTNY, R.N., M.S., JAMEE HEELAN, O.T.R., AND BARB KANIEWSKI, O.T.R.


The focus of the video is to provide families with a basic understanding of issues involved in upper-extremity prosthetic fitting of young children. It describes the most commonly fitted terminal devices appropriate for infants to school-age children. The video also reviews terminology and demonstrates types of terminal devices, their function and suspension systems. Accompanying the video is a short guide highlighting information presented in the video and listing resources for further information. This video and guide are available for sale to clinics, prosthetic facilities, professionals, groups and consumers at a nomimal fee.

Variety Children's Amputee Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 345 East Superior, Room 579, Chicago, IL 60611