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Premier Prosthetic Center & Amputee Associates

  Approximately 185,000 lower extremity amputations are performed every year in the United States. An estimated 2 million Americans are currently living as amputees, with the amputee population projected to double by the year 2050. Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville is proud to serve the needs of the growing amputee population using the latest innovative […]

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History of Prosthetics

Ancient Greece and Rome through the Dark Ages The earliest proof of prosthetics comes from a 3000-year old Egyptian mummy, who was found with a prosthetic toe made from wood and leather. Roman scholars describe warriors who used wood and iron to fashion artificial legs and arms. The Dark Ages saw only limited progress. The […]

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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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Preparing For a Successful Prosthesis

One of the things that’s unique about Premier Surgical Prosthetic Center in Knoxville, is the ability to provide comprehensive care that begins even BEFORE a limb is amputated. When a Premier Surgical patient facing limb loss decides that it is time to schedule an amputation, they have an opportunity to meet with one of our […]

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Prosthetic Arm Process: What to Expect

A prosthesis is an artificial device that is meant to replace a body part which may be missing due to a congenital defect, trauma, or disease. At Premier Surgical Prosthetic Center in Knoxville, we create and fit an artificial limb in such a way that it  suits the patient’s appearance and more importantly, his or […]

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