Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Corresponding author: Maria Paz Grisales, Calle 5 #36-08 Hospital Universitario del Valle. Depto Medicina Física y Rehabilitación Cali, Colombia. Tel.: +57 3165330706;
E-mail: [email protected].
Abstract: CASE DESCRIPTION:A 2-month-old child required a bilateral limb amputation, right transtibial, and left transfemoral after a deep burn compromising one-third of the body surface area. Traumatic amputations of lower limbs at such an early age are uncommon and underreported in the literature, especially in middle-income countries. OBJECTIVE:To describe the long-term follow-up of the prosthetization process after traumatic bilateral amputation of a 2-month-old patient. TREATMENT:The process started with compensatory prostheses for independent sitting, followed by exoskeletal devices with SACH feet, and finally introduced dynamic feet and knee to achieve progressively independent gait. OUTCOMES:The patient achieved functionality, autonomy, and social interaction for his age. The habilitation process continues to improve his independent gait and support upcoming life changes. CONCLUSION:Through a multidisciplinary approach, family support, and timely changes of device components according to the child’s development, this patient has been able to achieve a normal life.