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Premier Prosthetic Center Team Helps Bahamas Amputee Walk Again

A Bahamas grandfather is back on his feet for the first time in years, thanks to the efforts of a Knoxville business man and the team at the Premier Surgical Prosthetic Center. “God is good! It’s amazing how God brings people together,” says 54-year old Darren Pinder of Eleuthra, Bahamas. “I can’t believe how a […]

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Maintaining Your Prosthesis in the Summer

Summer is coming! And there’s no better way to enjoy the season than heading outdoors. Spending time outside is fun but the rise in temperature can also mean one thing – sweat. Excessive sweating plus the heat can take a toll on your prosthetic limb and the skin around it. You don’t have to stay […]

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Prosthetic Patient Living Life to the Fullest

In 2001, 59-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 active lifestyle was affected due to his injured leg. After watching […]

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Prosthetic News – Advancements in Prosthetic Technology

About 2 million Americans have lost a limb, whether an arm or leg, as a result of injury or illness. Many of these amputees chose to wear a prosthetic limb. Also called an artificial limb, a prosthetic limb is a medical device used to replace a missing body part and to help restore functionality. A […]

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Preparing For a Prosthesis

Losing a limb can be a painful and trying experience, but starting your rehabilitation as soon as possible is one of the best things you can do to recover – both physically and emotionally. About Prostheses A prosthesis, or a prosthetic, is an artificial device created to replace the limb that you’ve lost. This device […]

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Is It Time For A New Prosthesis?

Your prosthesis is an important tool to help you gain back your independence after amputation. And like any other tool, a prosthesis is not something you can use forever. How Long Your Prosthesis Can Last Depending on factors like age, growth, and activity level, a prosthesis can last for several months, to several years. How […]

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Important Steps for a Successful Prosthetic Process

If you lose a part or all of your leg or arm as a result of circulatory problems, traumatic injuries, cancer, or birth defects, then you may be recommended for a device called a prosthesis. A prosthesis is an artificial limb that can help you perform your day-to-day activities – from eating to walking. Fitting […]

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Reda: Prosthetic PUPdate

Reda, the amputee Chocolate Lab that our Prosthetic Assistant, Tim Muncy, adopted in February of 2016, is thriving despite her disability! She’s happy, active, and enjoys doing what normal dogs do: playing and fetching balls and sticks. When Tim and his wife Denise adopted Reda, she had some skin problems and only weighed around 50 […]

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Working with Amputee Associates

About 185,000 amputations are performed in the United States every year. Nearly 2 million Americans are living with limb loss, most of which are due to vascular disease (about 54 percent). Premier Surgical’s Prosthetic Center in Knoxville is serving the needs of this growing amputee population by working closely with Amputee Associates, a group aiming […]

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Preparing for Your Prosthesis

Losing a limb can be a life-changing event. At Premier Prosthetic Center in Knoxville, before an amputation surgery, the surgeon and prosthetist meet with the patient to discuss what happens after surgery and the plans and goals after that. Exercise Before and After Amputation Certain exercises are taught before and after amputation. They help in […]

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