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Premier Surgical Prosthetic Center Pushing for Expanded Coverage for Prosthetic Patients

Premier Surgical Prosthetic Center in Knoxville, TN, is part of a grassroots state and federal effort to broaden insurance coverage of prosthetic and orthotic devices. The “So Everybody Can Move” initiative asks state legislatures to require insurance companies to cover devices that can used for physical activity or hygienic purposes. “In Tennessee insurance currently only […]

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Honoring Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month

In the United States, over 5.6 million individuals navigate daily life with limb loss or limb difference, each with their unique challenges and triumphs. April marks Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and celebrating the resilience of this community. At Premier Surgical Prosthetic Center in Knoxville, TN, we […]

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Octogenarian Doesn’t Let Limb Loss Slow Her Down

To say that Jessie Monsen is an “active” senior citizen, would be a vast understatement. At 80-years old, the Knoxville women regularly works out at the YMCA, organizes picnics and events for her church, is a member of the Red Hats society for women, and also volunteers with local support groups. Last summer she even […]

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New Year, New Possibilities: Embracing Life with a Prosthesis

As we welcome the New Year at Premier Surgical Prosthetic Center in Knoxville, TN, we are filled with hope and excitement for what 2024 holds. For many, the start of a new year is a time of reflection and setting new goals. For those who have experienced limb loss, this time can also be a […]

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Post-Operative Care & Maintenance of Your Prosthesis

Premier Surgical Prosthetic Center in Knoxville is committed to not only providing you with the best prosthetic solutions but also ensuring that you are fully equipped to care for your residual limb post-surgery. Undergoing an amputation surgery is a significant step towards regaining mobility and improving your quality of life. However, the journey doesn’t end with […]

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Overcoming Limb Loss: Understanding the Emotional Journey

Losing a limb is a life-altering experience that can have profound emotional and psychological effects on an individual. It’s a journey that demands resilience, adaptation, and a deep understanding of one’s emotional well-being. In this post, we will explore the emotional journey that individuals may experience after losing a limb and the role a prosthetic […]

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The Evolution of Prosthetic Limbs: Current Technological Advancements

In the realm of healthcare and rehabilitation, the domain of prosthetic limbs has experienced a renaissance over the past decade. The traditional view of a prosthetic as merely a passive, cosmetic appendage has evolved. Today’s prosthetics boast functionality and adaptability that is leagues ahead of their predecessors. So, how exactly has technology reshaped the world […]

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Meet Matt the Premier Prosthetic Assistant

Matt Belcher understands first-hand how important it is for a prosthetic leg to fit well. “It’s an everyday thing. When you’re walking on a prosthesis every day, there’s constant wear and tear and it can be stressful on your body. You want to make sure that it fits right. It’s a big deal,” explains Matt. […]

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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 […]

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Care After Amputation Surgery

Like any surgical procedure, an amputation is traumatic for your limb and therefore requires dedicated care by you in order to heal properly and as quickly as possible. Additionally, you will need to prepare your limb for the greatest chance to not only receive a prosthesis but succeed in using one for your daily activities. […]

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