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What No One Tells You About Artificial Limbs

Artificial limbs and amputation are actually fairly common, but they aren’t something about which the average person is likely to know a great deal. Here are four things no one tells you about artificial limbs. 1. Each artificial limb is unique to you and your lifestyle It may come as a bit of a surprise […]

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4 Leg Prosthesis Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

Whether you’re struggling with a poorly fitting prosthesis, waiting for an amputation, or whiling away your days in the garden with no prosthesis issues in sight, here are several things you should be looking out for to avoid making these 4 prosthesis mistakes. Prosthesis mistake #1: Ignoring something broken Whether you are experiencing any issues […]

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Quiz: Is it time to see someone about your prosthesis?

The most common issue with prosthetic limbs is poor fit. From feeling a little off balance to being unable to make it several hours without feeling fatigued, the symptoms of poor fit can be debilitating. Unfortunately, fit is a bit of a moving target—prostheses require maintenance, vestigial limbs may undergo certain changes, and other factors […]

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East TN Amputee Creates Golf Event to Showcase Abilities of Disabled Athletes

Thirty years ago Dean Jarvis of Maryville had his leg amputated above the knee. After a battle with osteosarcoma earlier in his teens, Jarvis was determined he wouldn’t quit playing baseball and basketball despite the steel rod that now ran from his ankle to his hip. After three years of pushing himself, the rod snapped […]

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