Specific Requirements and Possibilities in Treating Children and Adolescents with Arm Prostheses
Upper limb prosthetics for children and adolescents is a highly complex and sensitive field. A prosthesis needs to be functional while also promoting the child’s self-confidence and social integration. Adaptability, mobility and fine motor skills are important aspects for a prosthesis. Participants learn why a (myo)electric prosthesis is not always necessarily the right choice. Alternative medical devices and strengthening the child’s own skills take centre stage in close cooperation between experts, parents and the child. Participants learn how to work out decision criteria for the fitting and rehabilitation of these patients on the basis of case studies.