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The Anatomy of a Leg Prosthesis

An artificial limb, or prosthesis, is a system of components that come together to perform the many functions of the amputated limb. While it can take many parts to construct some of the most advanced prosthetic limbs, all prostheses have several components in common—the prosthesis, a socket and attachment mechanism, and a control system. Prosthetic […]

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What No One Tells You About Artificial Limbs

Artificial limbs and amputation are actually fairly common, but they aren’t something about which the average person is likely to know a great deal. Here are four things no one tells you about artificial limbs. 1. Each artificial limb is unique to you and your lifestyle It may come as a bit of a surprise […]

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Walking a Mile in their Shoes

When Tim Muncy gets dressed for a day on the job at Premier Prosthetic Center in Knoxville, the most important thing he puts on isn’t his medical scrubs uniform, it’s his prosthetic left leg. Muncy, like the patients he works with, is an amputee. As a Prosthetist Assistant, Muncy helps fit those who have lost […]

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New Technology Improves Prosthetic Leg for Longtime Amputee

At age 77, longtime track and cross county coach Everett Miller is learning to walk again. “I focus on walking straight, instead of swinging my leg out,” says Miller. “The key is to balance my muscles and how I distribute my weight.” Miller is learning to balance and walk on a new prosthetic leg. “It’s […]

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