Pediatric Prosthetics: Beyond the Basics

Pediatric Education Series Event One

Date and Time

August 2, 2022
12–1 p.m. CT


Virtual Event

Course Level: Introductory
Target Audience: 
PT, OT, RN, CM, and others providing care for pediatric patients requiring prosthetic care (CE); MD (non-CE)
CE Contact Hours: 1 hour (60 Minutes)

Course Syllabus

Accreditation Status


In 2005, an estimated 1.6 million people were living with the loss of a limb in the United States.1 Children aged 18 years and younger accounted for 1.6% of the total with an estimated 25,000 children living with limb loss.1

This first course in the pediatric lower limb prosthetic series aims to provide a brief overview of lower limb prosthetics design and key factors when addressing the unique needs of each child with limb loss.

You will learn how to assess rehabilitation goals as children reach developmental milestones, including how to classify activity levels. In addition, you will learn how to accurately document care needs that support the unique prosthetic rehabilitation plan, and identify age-appropriate milestones to provide patients with successful outcomes. 


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Assess rehabilitation goals as children reach developmental milestones
  2. Identify etiology/causes of pediatric amputation
  3. List basic prosthetic terminology and componentry to better communicate with others on the child’s care team
  4. Analyze documentation needs to meet the goals of the patient
  5. List optimal ways to collaborate with others on the care team and provide follow-up and reassessment as needed



1. Ziegler-Graham K, MacKenzie EJ, Ephraim PL, Travison TG, Brookmeyer R. Estimating the prevalence of limb loss in the United States: 2005 to 2050. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008;89(3):422-9.

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