How to choose the right prostheses for children?

Üsküdar University Faculty of Health Sciences Orthotics and Prosthesis Department Lecturer Mert Ilhan, ChildrenHe has touched on the scale of artificial use in the past and advised families.

Progress barriers have been narrowing over the last 20 years

This is considered a major problem for children born with a congenital malformation or loss of a limb due to trauma, said Lecturer Mert Ilhan. Damage can impair the normal motor development of children and impede serious movement. With the development of rehabilitation technology and medicine, special artificial use for children has increased in the last 20 years. Barriers to participation are diminishing. ” Says

Artificial limbs should be functional, strong and light produced.

Lecturer Mert Ilhan says that amputee children’s high activity levels expose artificial elements to high levels of pressure and continue as follows:

“Therefore, all components of the prosthesis must be made of high-strength materials and arranged in harmony with an active lifestyle. In the production of child prostheses, it should be taken into account that children are the most active prosthesis users and all components should be made functional, strong and light so that they are suitable for children with high activity levels such as jumping and running. It should not be forgotten that the most important difference between a pediatric prosthesis user and an adult is the problems they will experience in their constantly evolving and developing body compatibility with prostheses. For this reason, it is important that artificial parts are produced in a way that can be changed and rearranged as the baby gets older. Prosthesis hardware must include changes that will not cause injury to other joints in the body. “

The prosthesis must meet the growth needs of the baby.

The prosthesis should ideally allow the baby to progress in sitting, squatting, crawling, and other physical activities, ”said lecturer Mert Ilhan. The growth needs of children. As a result, not changing the artificial ingredients in accordance with the development of artificial ingredients in children up to a certain age will create limitations in the activity of the child and will impede both the mobility and psychosocial development of the child. So kids Suitable prosthesisIt is very important to make a decision about the implant after the overall evaluation, to determine the fit of the prosthesis in the body through periodic evaluation and to make appropriate changes for the age, “he said.

Improperly made artificial body causes problems

Ilhan said, “It is true that the artificial device is not produced according to the stage of development of the child and is not fully compatible with the anthropology of the organ. Of daily life. ‘ Said and continued:

“Skin problems, muscle weakness and joint movement limitations can occur in a child’s prosthesis. A child may develop incorrect movements with a prosthesis that is not appropriate for his or her body. Also, improperly constructed prostheses cause muscle problems in other parts of the body, resulting in pain and restriction of normal joint movement, and these problems can lead to progressive posture problems. Although artificial technology has advanced considerably, it is not possible to find artificial material suitable for the weight and height of the baby for all ages. For this reason, it is often preferred to use both infant and adult ingredients in a single artificial insemination, especially in children who have reached puberty.

When should synthetic material be replaced?

Noting that children need a new artificial artificiality every 12 to 24 months until the skeletal system matures, said lecturer Mert Ilhan, “This period is usually once every 3-5 years for adults. The right time for the first prosthesis in children is when the sitting limbs are adjusted for the artificial limbs according to the stage of development and when they start to stand for the artificial limbs of the legs. Artificial material replacement should be carried out annually up to 5 years of age, every two years in children aged 5 to 12 years and after 12 years of age up to 21 years, periodic evaluation should be done periodically. .

Use techniques should be taught to the child

Emphasizing the importance of educating the family on the use of artificial insemination in the child by involving them in the rehabilitation process, Lecturer Mert Ilhan said, “In particular, family members should be assisted in teaching child use techniques and providing daily care. At a young age when care and proper use of prosthesis cannot be achieved independently by the child. Improper prostheses can cause impaired mobility and deformity. For this reason, it is important that the child, who needs to be evaluated periodically by a physiotherapist, apply care guidelines and exercises that will increase compliance with the prosthesis without interruption, “she said.

Early use of artificial should be encouraged.

Commenting on the child’s ability to use prostheses independently and his participation in age-appropriate sports and recreational activities positively affects his psychosocial development, Lecturer Mert Ilhan said, “Therefore, the use of prostheses should be encouraged, and it should not be forgotten that 1 year. It is important to keep in mind that children who start using prostheses early in life are more likely to lose their functional skills and have difficulty using prostheses. Says

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