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Proper Care After Amputation Improves Prosthetic Fitting Process

Prosthetics have become so advanced that they now offer a degree of movement and functionality that wasn’t possible before. However, the level of care after amputation is key to improving the prosthetic fitting process. To achieve this, each of our patients at Premier Surgical Prosthetic Center in Knoxville are given the guidance they need to […]

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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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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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Why Your Prosthetic Isn’t Cutting it (And How You Can Fix It)

By Carey Bunch, CPO/L , Prosthetist Feeling limited by or suffering physical pain is unfortunately all too common with a prosthesis. Many people suffer with poor fit or a reduced activity level, because they feel like there’s nothing that can be done. If you feel like your prosthetic isn’t up to par, no matter what […]

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Why Your Prosthetic is Missing the Mark (And How You Can Fix It)

By Carey Bunch, CPO/L, Prosthetist/ Orthotist The key ingredient to a good relationship with your prosthesis is a good fit. A poorly fitting prosthetic limb will quickly drain your energy and can lead to a great deal of pain. There are several areas of particular concern when it comes to ensuring a proper fit. Reasons […]

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New Technology Improves Prosthetic Leg for Longtime Amputee

At age 77, longtime track and cross county coach Everett Miller is learning to walk again. “I focus on walking straight, instead of swinging my leg out,” says Miller. “The key is to balance my muscles and how I distribute my weight.” Miller is learning to balance and walk on a new prosthetic leg. “It’s […]

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