What We Treat

Our experts in orthotic and prosthetic care are specialists in custom designs for children who need:

  • An orthosis to support or correct a condition of the bones or muscles
  • A prosthesis to replace all or part of a missing limb

We apply the latest advances in technology so that growing children continue to reach functional goals at home, in the classroom and at play.

Orthotic and prosthetic devices are prescribed by a doctor and can help children who are affected by:

  • Limb deficiency–full or partial loss of an arm or leg
  • Cerebral palsy–disorder affecting movement and coordination
  • Spina bifida–incomplete closing of the spinal column
  • Scoliosis–curves of the spine
  • Plagiocephaly–a flattening of an infant’s head on the back or side
  • Brachycephaly–a flattening that is mostly straight across the back of an infant’s head
  • Clubfoot
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Limb sparing–surgery to preserve a limb
  • Burns
  • Neurological disorders

Services We Offer

Our orthotics and prosthetics programs offer a wide range of services, including:

  • Limb Deficiency Program: For children who are missing all or part of an arm or leg, we offer comprehensive treatment and support.
  • Cranial Remolding Program: This program is for babies who have plagiocephaly, the flattening of a baby’s head on back or side, or brachycephaly, flattening that is straight across the back of the head. We use the Starband orthosis to gently improve head shape.
  • Lower Extremity Orthoses: We offer custom braces for children who need extra support for their feet, ankles or legs.
  • Spinal Bracing: Special braces can help keep the spine straight, prevent or delay surgery, or help protect the spine after surgery.
  • Sports Orthoses: We offer custom designed orthoses to help young athletes with injuries get back in the game.

Our Unique Approach

In addition to our board-certified orthotists and prosthetists, our team includes orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and pediatric physiatrists—who specialize in rehabilitation medicine. All team members are highly trained and experienced in caring for children and teens. We can help your child physically, emotionally and socially to overcome barriers and achieve their goals.

Orthotics and Prosthetics Team

Helpful Resources

  • Tummy Time Tools offers ideas and information to help you give your baby plenty of supervised time on his tummy. Because babies should sleep on their backs, they need to spend a lot of time on their tummies while they are awake to help build muscles.
  • Camp No Limb-itations is a week-long camp that gives children who have limb deficiencies a chance to make memories and lasting friendships. Your child can take part in traditional camp activities, and special presentations on coping and thriving with limb deficiencies.
  • Equestrian Connection is a Children’s event series that offers our patients and their parents in-depth experiences with horses. Each event is designed around participants with similar diagnoses, so kids and family members can network and support each other.

Locations

Children's at Forsyth

410 Peachtree Parkway, The Collection at Forsyth

Cumming, GA 30041-7407

Children's at Duluth

2270 Duluth Hwy. 120, Suite 200

Duluth, GA 30097-4010

Children's at Executive Park

6 Executive Park Dr. NE, Suite 50

Atlanta, GA 30329

Children's at Fayette

1265 Highway 54 West, Suite 200

Fayetteville, GA 30214-4526

Children's at Marietta

175 White St., Suite 350

Marietta, GA 30060-7903

Children's at Meridian Mark

5445 Meridian Mark Road NE, Suite 290

Atlanta, GA 30342-4755

Children's at Mount Zion

2201 Mount Zion Parkway

Morrow, GA 30260-3312

Children's at Old Milton Parkway

3300 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 370

Alpharetta, GA 30005

Children's at Sandy Plains

3618 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 100

Marietta, GA 30066-3020