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What To Know So You Can Love Your Prosthetic Limb  

According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, more than 500 Americans lose a limb each day, and an estimated 1.9 million people in the United States live with limb loss. Limb Loss is the loss of all or part of an arm or leg due to trauma, infection, diabetes, heart disease, peripheral arterial […]

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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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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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4 Leg Prosthesis Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

Whether you’re struggling with a poorly fitting prosthesis, waiting for an amputation, or whiling away your days in the garden with no prosthesis issues in sight, here are several things you should be looking out for to avoid making these 4 prosthesis mistakes. Prosthesis mistake #1: Ignoring something broken Whether you are experiencing any issues […]

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