A prosthesis is a device that replaces an arm or a leg after amputation. The goal for a prosthesis is to allow a patient to function easily in their environment after the loss of a limb. Types of prosthesis vary widely, but generally are divided into broad categories:

  • Transtibial or Below the knee
  • Knee disarticulation or Through the knee
  • Transfemoral or Above the knee
  • Hip disarticulation
  • Upper limb/partial hand
  • Wrist disarticulation or Through the wrist
  • Transradial or Below the elbow
  • Elbow disarticulation or Through the elbow
  • Transhumeral or Above the elbow
  • Shoulder disarticulation
  • Shoulder

Cook Children's team of prosthetic specialists will work with your child and their care team (physical therapists, occupational therapists, and physicians) to provide the best possible outcome for your child. Our goal is to provide the highest level of prosthetic care to allow your child to get back to doing what they do best: being a kid.

Contact Cook Children's Home Health

Physicians and referral sources, please contact your local Cook Children's Home Health office or call 1-800-747-8242.

If you or your office would like to meet with a representative, please contact your local physician liaison.

Referrals may be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours, an answering service will connect referring physicians or clinicians to the on-call nurse

If your child has a supply, equipment or nursing need, please contact your child's physician for a referral to Cook Children's Home Health.

If you have general questions about our services and locations, please contact your local Cook Children's Home Health office or call 1-800-747-8242.