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Positive Outlooks Keeps Prosthetic Patient Standing Tall

With her cheerful smile and positive personality, few who meet Katherine Sutton (who goes by “Missy”) would guess that in the past several years she’s suffered from painful, debilitating diseases that eventually claimed both her legs. Despite her difficulties, Missy has a surprisingly optimistic outlook. “I don’t take anything for granted,” smiles the Maryville woman. […]

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Proper Care After Amputation Improves Prosthetic Fitting Process

Prosthetics have become so advanced that they now offer a degree of movement and functionality that wasn’t possible before. However, the level of care after amputation is key to improving the prosthetic fitting process. To achieve this, each of our patients at Premier Surgical Prosthetic Center in Knoxville are given the guidance they need to […]

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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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5 signs it is time to see a prosthetist

Finding and maintaining an optimal fit it is the key to loving your prosthesis. It’s the goal of our unique process here at Premier Prosthetic Center in Knoxville. Maintaining an optimal fit is almost certainly something for which you should be consulting a qualified prosthetist. While there are many things you can do on your […]

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3 Rules for Artificial Limbs

No matter where you are in the process, from pre-amputation to 20 years on, there are a few simple ways to enjoy the level of mobility you deserve. If you want to ensure a successful relationship with your artificial limb, Premier Prosthetic Center in Knoxville urges you to keep these three simple rules in mind. […]

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A Quick Guide to Below the Knee Amputation

Sometimes, despite extensive treatments to restore or maintain adequate blood flow and fight infection, the tissue in an extremity such as a foot, leg, or arm dies and amputation becomes necessary. Some 1.8 million Americans are living with amputations, with the surgical removal of all or part of the leg, being the most common amputation […]

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3 Things You Need To Know Before Leg Amputation

Amputation and prosthetic limbs are common enough that the average person is likely familiar with them on some level, but rare enough that most people have many questions and misunderstandings to clear up when faced with the prospect of amputation. Here are 3 things you need to know before leg amputation. Premier Prosthetics Center Can […]

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Today’s Big Q: What is the difference between an orthotics and prosthetics?

Orthotics and prosthetics are fields, which are often linked together thanks to their focus on restoring mobility. In fact, they are so closely linked, some practitioners are certified in both fields. So, with that in mind, what is the difference is between an orthotics and prosthetics? Orthotics are designed to assist a part of the […]

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