Pediatric Limb Loss and Limb Difference: An Introduction for Parents

For parents of children with limb loss or difference, navigating the vast range of answers to questions may be a challenging task. To ease this burden, we have compiled valuable information and resources in our introduction fact sheet that can assist those families today. Furthermore, linking directly from here -or via Amputee Coalition– are additional materials for further exploration! More than half of children living with limb loss or difference are born that way, while the rest acquire it later in life. These families join a supportive community which is continually growing due to annual surveys conducted across the United States’ pediatric amputee clinics.


Adaptive Devices

The contents of the following Web sites are solely the responsibility of their authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Amputee Coalition. The Amputee Coalition cannot and does not make specific recommendations for products or services. No Amputee Coalition endorsement is implied.

Adaptive Mall

Adaptive Specialties Pediatric Adaptive Equipment
National Public Website on Assistive Technology

Discount Medical Supplies

Enabling Devices – Assistive Technology – Products for the Disabled

Live Oak Home Medical Products

Maddak Aids for Daily Living

North Coast Medical & Rehabilitation Products

Performance Health


Simple Comforts

Texas Assistive Devices (upper limb devices)

Theraproducts  (Adaptive Daily Living Products)