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faq about child limb lossAsheville is an amazing place in which to live and raise a family. The area presents children with almost unlimited opportunities to the outdoors. Just a few of the factors that make our city and region a great place for kids include:

There is so much to love for families and kids; however, limb loss and limb difference is challenging wherever you live.

There are so many questions parents have about their children, more than we could ever attempt to answer. However, here are a few of the questions we hear most frequently. 

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents of Children with Limb Loss and Limb Difference

We have written an article where we answer these questions more in-depth:

  1. How Can I Prepare Myself Emotionally for My Child's Amputation?
  2. What Do I Say to My Child?
  3. Where Can I Find Resources and Education?
  4. How Do I Prepare My Child for Reactions from Other Children and Adults?
  5. How Will I Know How My Child is Feeling?
  6. When Do We Begin Talking About Prosthetics?
  7. Should I Find a Support Group?
  8. How Can I Stay Strong for my Child?
  9. When Will Everything Feel Normal?

The in-depth article can be found here

One of the principles that guide the answers to many of these questions is honesty. Being open and honest with your children about what they can expect can be challenging but will prove to be the best way forward. If you approach their limb difference or limb loss with confidence and positivity, it goes a long way toward helping your child take their challenges head-on. 

At the same time, it is absolutely vital for you to make sure you are taking care of yourself, so you can be there with the right attitude whenever they need you.

Orthopedic Appliance Company | Artificial Limbs for Adults and Children

At Orthopedic Appliance Company, we have sixty years of experience helping families and children find and develop the right artificial limb for their specific situation. Our expert team is committed to providing the highest quality customer service, in addition to amazing prosthetic devices. Your situation is unique.

We encourage you to talk with your child's doctors and rehabilitation team about working with the steady, experienced hands here at Orthopedic Appliance Company.

Contact us for more information about artificial limbs for children and adults with limb loss and limb difference.