Lurie Children’s has one of the largest teams of highly skilled orthotists and prosthetists in a freestanding children’s hospital in the Midwest. Our team is onsite with a laboratory and is ready to create customized, state-of-the-art orthoses and prostheses for your child.
The orthotics and prosthetics program is named after its founding director Moira Tobin Wickes, an orthotist who dedicated her life to helping children gain function and independence. During her 25 years of work at the hospital, her passion and expertise for serial casting developed into a department dedicated to orthotics in the early 1990's. Under her leadership the department continued to expand into many of the services we offer today.
After a rare diagnosis led to the amputation of his right leg at just 14 months, Dakari is walking for the first time thanks to his prosthetic leg and the care provided by our Orthotics & Prosthetics team.
Our specialists come to the table with broad expertise and versatility to care for children from infancy to young adulthoodwith varying health conditions and physical needs. Our experienced technicians and clinicianswork diligently by combining science with innovative design to treat your child.
Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children's relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.227.7500.