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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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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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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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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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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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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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