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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Prosthesis

A prosthesis is a medical tool used as a replacement for a missing limb or part of a limb. The use of a prosthesis is often recommended for those who have lost their limb as a result of trauma or chronic medical condition. With the right prosthesis, you can live a quality life even after […]

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How Amputees Are Inspiring The Mainstream Media

  Over the past decade, the emergence of disability rights awareness has led to an increased presence of amputees in mainstream media. The portrayals focus as much, if not more, on the possibilities of living with a prosthesis rather than the limitations. For example, in May, a Marine Corps veteran who lost his leg in […]

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Is Your Prosthesis Telling You It’s Time For A Replacement?

  Achieving and maintaining the best possible fit with your prosthesis requires attention and ongoing assessments of how it’s feeling and performing. How your prosthesis works for you is expected to change with time and usage, so knowing what to watch for when it’s time for a replacement will help you maintain your healthiest lifestyle. […]

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Premier Prosthetic Patient Aims For Boston Marathon

In 2001, 57-year-old John Gardner of Knoxville was involved in a tree cutting accident that crushed his ankle and left him with one leg shorter than the other. Over the next thirteen years, Gardner fought with limited mobility issues and depression about how his lifestyle was being compromised because of his injured leg. Then he […]

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What To Know So You Can Love Your Prosthetic Limb  

According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, more than 500 Americans lose a limb each day, and an estimated 1.9 million people in the United States live with limb loss. Limb Loss is the loss of all or part of an arm or leg due to trauma, infection, diabetes, heart disease, peripheral arterial […]

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How Prosthetists & Surgeons Can Work Together For Your Benefit

The Premier Surgical Prosthetic Center in Knoxville offers a unique model of care for patients who are facing a limb amputation. By partnering with a patient’s surgeon, Premier’s certified prosthetist Jason Hayden ensures that a patient will have the best possible outcome for a functional prosthesis. The team approach of surgeon and prosthetist accomplishes a […]

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3 Questions You Should Ask Before A Below Knee Amputation

According to the Amputee Coalition, there are nearly 2 million people living with limb loss in the United States. The main causes for those amputations are vascular disease (54%) – including diabetes and peripheral arterial disease – trauma (45%) and cancer (less than 2%). One of the most common leg amputation points is below the […]

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Meet Reda, Premier Prosthetic Center’s New Mascot

Reda is a three-year old chocolate lab with a new lease, or should we say leash, on life. By thriving despite a disability, Reda has quickly become a favorite of the staff and patients of Premier Surgical Prosthetic Center in Knoxville. In November last year, Reda was anonymously turned into the Blount County Animal Center […]

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4 Facts About Prosthetic Legs for Running

In the last decade or more there has been a sharp increase in the level of popular interest in amputees and prosthetic technologies, particularly around major sporting events like the Olympics and Paralympics. Chances are you’re not surprised to learn you can run with a prosthesis, but you may not know how much is involved […]

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See How You Can Learn to Love Your Prosthetic Leg

If you’re struggling with your prosthetic leg and are worried you’ll never be able to reach the level of mobility you desire, we need to talk. While the tools required may look vastly different depending on your situation, you can learn to love your prosthetic leg. Make sure your prosthetic leg fits optimally Step one, […]

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