Pediatric Orthotics & Prosthetics

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Care at 5 locations

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.

We are an accredited facility in good standing by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics; a member of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association; and accredited as a residency training site by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education.

In the News

Employee Spotlight

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. 

Watch his story on Good Morning America

Conditions We Treat

We support a broad range of pediatric conditions and work collaboratively with doctors, nurses and therapists from many disciplines.

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Programs & Treatments

We have several programs and treatments we use to help children reach our treatment goals. 

Meet the Team

Our specialists come to the table with broad expertise and versatility to care for children from infancy to young adulthood with varying health conditions and physical needs. Our experienced technicians and clinicians work diligently by combining science with innovative design to treat your child. 


If you’d like to request an appointment with one of our specialists, please call 312.227.6210. Our fax number is 312.227.9429.

Orthotics R​esidency

We offer an orthotics residency program to help develop leading future practitioners.


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 or call 312.227.7500

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