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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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Is It Time For A New Prosthesis?

Your prosthesis is an important tool to help you gain back your independence after amputation. And like any other tool, a prosthesis is not something you can use forever. How Long Your Prosthesis Can Last Depending on factors like age, growth, and activity level, a prosthesis can last for several months, to several years. How […]

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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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Heat Aggravation and Prostheses

Summer time is a great opportunity to be outdoors. The warmth this season brings makes it impossible to say ‘no’ to outdoor barbecue, playing sports, or trying something new outside with family or friends. Although summer is typically associated with ‘the good times’, the heat it brings can pose a challenge for some of us, […]

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Water Activities with Prostheses

Swimming as an Amputee Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise. Not only is it a good cardiovascular activity that works out major muscle groups of both the upper and lower extremities, but it is also beneficial for your overall health. Aside from strengthening the cardiovascular system, regular swimming sessions can also help […]

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Does Your Prosthesis Fit Properly?

There are a variety of reasons why a person can lose a part or all of their arm or leg. It can be due to circulation problems, traumatic injuries, health conditions, birth defects, or cancer. An artificial limb (also called a prosthesis) can help a person who has lost their arm or leg participate in […]

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Get Out and Get Moving!

Get Out and Get Moving with your Prosthesis! Outdoor activities provide great health benefits regardless of your age, gender, and capabilities. Aside from fresh air and enjoying nature, being outdoors provides you with many activities. It doesn’t matter whether you want to learn a new hobby or get back to an active lifestyle, outdoor recreation […]

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