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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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The Ultimate Replacement Prosthesis Cheat Sheet

Have you recently started struggling with your prosthesis? Do you find yourself wondering if it is time for a replacement prosthesis?  If so, it may be time for you to start looking into a replacement prosthesis. Not sure what to look for? Consider this short guide your ultimate replacement prosthesis cheat sheet. In the guide, […]

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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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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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See How You Can Learn to Love Your Prosthetic Leg

If you’re struggling with your prosthetic leg and are worried you’ll never be able to reach the level of mobility you desire, we need to talk. While the tools required may look vastly different depending on your situation, you can learn to love your prosthetic leg. Make sure your prosthetic leg fits optimally Step one, […]

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Knoxville 5FIVE15 Fun Run to Benefit Amputee Athletes

Seventeen-year-old DJ Vanderwerf loves to run. The Sweetwater teen enjoys competing in 5K road races and continuously challenges himself to improve his speed and race times. “I’m active and always on the go. I believe you can do anything you want if you put your mind to it,” says Vanderwerf. Running hasn’t always been a […]

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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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Get Rid Of Problems With Your Prosthetic Leg

By Carey Bunch, CPO/L , Prosthetist If you’re suffering from problems with your prosthetic leg, chances are you’re suffering from a poor fit. There are two major problems that lead to poor fit, but the solution to both is almost the same. Whether you’re battling a poor initial fit or you’re fighting parts that need […]

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What everyone should Know About Prosthetic Legs

By Carey Bunch, CPO/L , Prosthetist Amputation and prosthetic limbs are common enough that the average person is likely familiar with them on some level, but rare enough that most people have many questions and misunderstandings to clear up when faced with the prospect of requiring a prosthesis for the first time. Here are five […]

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