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3 Things You Need To Know Before Leg Amputation

3 Things You Need To Know Before Leg AmputationAmputation and prosthetic limbs are common enough that the average person is likely familiar with them on some level, but rare enough that most people have many questions and misunderstandings to clear up when faced with the prospect of amputation. Here are 3 things you need to know before leg amputation.

Premier Prosthetics Center Can Consult With Your Surgeon Before Amputation Surgery

At Premier Prosthetics Center, our process starts before your amputation surgery. To ensure your goals are met post-surgery, our prosthetist will meet with you to evaluate your mobility and lifestyle expectations as well as understanding the details of your upcoming amputation surgery. From there he will communicate with your surgeon to help determine if specific surgery techniques can enhance the  ability to use your prosthesis. In some cases, our prosthetist may  arrange to attend your amputation surgery to gather detailed information that aids in the prosthesis fabrication and fitting process.

Take Good Care of Yourself After Your Leg Amputation Surgery

After amputation, your residual limb will be bandaged and treated with special wound healing techniques to quickly heal your surgical wound and prepare your residual limb for your preparatory and future prostheses. The main goals here are ensuring you are experiencing little to no pain, you can put weight on your residual limb, and you are able to move your residual limb in all directions with no major issues. Your doctor or physical therapist should show you a few important things including correct bed positioning and regular exercises to ensure the muscles and the joint adjacent to the residual limb don’t retract or become stiff. Ensuring you fully recover from your amputation surgery as quickly as possible is the key to remaining mobile and active during the fitting process.

Our Comprehensive Care is the Key to a Successful Leg Amputation

From pre-ampuation consultations with your surgeon to post-amputation recovery and beyond, our professional team here at Premier Prosthetic Center in Knoxville can help guide and support you throughout the leg amputation and prosthesis process. Specializing in lower extremity prosthetics, our special process allows for individual attention, fit, and custom fabrication on-site of the unique prosthesis you need to achieve the level of mobility you desire and the superior comfort, fit and function you deserve!

Are you currently facing amputation, struggling with a poorly fitting prosthesis, or something in between?  Call Premier Prosthetic Center in Knoxville today at (865) 474-7096 or schedule a free consultation online and let our highly-qualified staff create prosthesis for your unique lifestyle with our specialized design and fitting process.

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