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Sports Blade Gets Amputee Athlete Mom Back in Action

Christa Brelsford is pounding the pavement of her Oak Ridge neighborhood. The mother of three has adjusted easily to her new prosthetic running blade, but after 12 years of disuse, building up her muscle systems to run safely has taken more grit than any of Christa’s previous athletic endeavors. “It’s taken me 8 months to […]

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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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Facing Amputation? Premier Prosthetic Center Can Prepare You

Facing an amputation is particularly challenging, but the team at Premier Prosthetic Center in Knoxville is here to support, educate, and prepare you with the ultimate goal of providing for your prosthetic needs once your limb has healed. It is important to understand the type of amputation surgery that you will have as this will […]

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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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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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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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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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Exercise After Amputation

There are several reasons amputation may be done. One of the most common reasons is due to poor circulation as a result of peripheral arterial disease. Other indications for amputation include: severe injury from accidents, a serious infection that doesn’t heal with antibiotics, frostbite, cancerous tumors, or neuroma (thickening of nerve tissue). Prior to surgery, […]

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