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Your Visit to Orthotics and Prosthetics

Thank you for choosing Arkansas Children’s Orthotics and Prosthetics. We take the responsibility of caring for your child very seriously. Your child’s needs are unique and we want you to have a great experience.

Below are some tips before your visit. When being fitted or adjusting an orthosis (brace) or prosthesis (arm or leg):

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing. If your child is being fit with a device below the waist then have them wear loose fitting clothing or shorts. If they are getting a back brace, have them wear a thin T-shirt.
  • Scoliosis evaluations - If your child is seeing a doctor at Arkansas Children’s, we will have access to the X-rays. If your child is seeing a doctor outside of Arkansas Children’s, please bring X-rays to the appointment.
  • If your child needs a shoe lift, you may need to leave a shoe with us to add the lift. Not every shoe will work, but we can help you pick one that fits your child’s needs.
  • In order to see your child, we must have a valid prescription from a staff physician (we cannot use prescriptions from resident physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, etc.).
    • Prescriptions must include what we are fitting and why by telling us the diagnosis ICD10 code.
    • The date of the prescription must be less than 6 months old.
  • During the appointment, we’ll schedule a follow-up visit if needed.
  • Is something broken on your brace? Developing a red spot or notice that it doesn’t feel right?  Call (501)364-1192 and we’ll schedule a time to make necessary adjustments. We’ll try to see you the same day you called.