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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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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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3 Foolproof Steps For A Proper Prosthetic Limb Fitting

Today’s prostheses work so effectively and look so convincing that you might not even know someone is wearing one. People with prosthetic legs can often walk or run as well as if they were using natural legs, while prosthetic arms and hands have advanced to the point where a person may be able to manipulate […]

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How To Stand Tall & Wear Your Prosthetic Leg Proudly

No doubt you’ve gone through a wide range of emotional and physical challenges since your amputation, and have worked hard to heal and prepare for a permanent prosthetic leg designed for long term use. This is the time to envision your best-case “new normal,” to consider your prosthesis as an opportunity to return to activities […]

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Introducing the New Premier Prosthetics Facility

In late October, we completed our months-long construction project for our new facility at 6408 Papermill Drive in west Knoxville. If you’ve passed through the area recently, you have likely seen the transition of the exterior of the building. Now that we are moved into our new facility, located in Premier Surgical’s new 2-story, 28,000 square foot […]

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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 Facts About Prosthetic Legs for Running

In the last decade or more there has been a sharp increase in the level of popular interest in amputees and prosthetic technologies, particularly around major sporting events like the Olympics and Paralympics. Chances are you’re not surprised to learn you can run with a prosthesis, but you may not know how much is involved […]

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