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New Amputee Services

At Premier Surgical Prosthetic Center in Knoxville, we aim to educate and motivate our patients in order to drive the best possible clinical results for each individual. This begins with educating patients on expectations about their amputation surgery, postoperative recovery, and rehabilitation and preparation for prosthetic fitting. After surgery, we actively participate in the rehabilitation process, motivating our patients along the way. Once the amputated (residual) limb has healed, we transition into the prosthetic fitting process and subsequent mobility training. We are here to guide new amputees in positively reforming their life after amputation.

Preoperative Stage

Whenever possible, our Premier Prosthetic Center team will meet with patients and their family members prior to amputation
surgery to address questions and concerns and to help set expectations in preparation for the physical and emotional loss of a limb. We offer our expertise and compassion starting with our initial meeting and throughout the entire rehabilitation journey. We provide services to patients facing all levels of amputation, including: partial foot, ankle disarticulation, below knee (Ertl), through knee (Mazet), above knee, and hip disarticulation.

Perioperative Stage

Our Premier Prosthetic Center prothetists are available to work directly with the patient’s surgeon to plan the best possible amputation procedure. When options are available, we can guide patients through their specific options so that they may make
an informed decision. However, every patient’s circumstances are unique and at times, there may not be multiple options for amputation level or technique.

Postoperative Stage

Following amputation, patients should expect to receive postoperative education specific to the healing and recovery
of their residual limb. Some of the postoperative services that we offer include compression management, peer visitation, and training on residual limb protection and fall prevention. We work alongside wound care and therapy team members throughout the rehabilitation process.

Prosthetic Evaluation & Fitting

The prosthetic care process begins with a thorough evaluation of the patient, taking into consideration medical history, residual limb health, rehabilitation progress, and mobility-related goals. Thoughtful evaluation is required to design a custom prosthesis that will best aid the patient in reaching their goals and facilitating their lifestyle. The next step is fitting, an iterative process to achieve comfort, function, and mobility in the prosthesis.

To schedule a free consultation at the Premier Surgical Prosthetic Center in Knoxville, call (865) 474-7096 or visit https://www.premierprosthetic.com/schedule-free-consultation/.

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