How does a prosthetic work in growing children?

Children will need to change their prosthesis in order to adapt to their changing size and skills. Very young babies will not need a prosthetic. But as soon as children are physically able and interested in moving, crawling, and grabbing, some kind of prosthesis can be started. Often children won't want to use a prosthesis, because they have adapted with other parts of their body and are comfortable and capable of completing tasks in alternative ways. Teenagers may become more concerned about appearances and use their prosthesis more.

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