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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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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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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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Positive Outlooks Keeps Prosthetic Patient Standing Tall

With her cheerful smile and positive personality, few who meet Katherine Sutton (who goes by “Missy”) would guess that in the past several years she’s suffered from painful, debilitating diseases that eventually claimed both her legs. Despite her difficulties, Missy has a surprisingly optimistic outlook. “I don’t take anything for granted,” smiles the Maryville woman. […]

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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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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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Meet Reda, Premier Prosthetic Center’s New Mascot

Reda is a three-year old chocolate lab with a new lease, or should we say leash, on life. By thriving despite a disability, Reda has quickly become a favorite of the staff and patients of Premier Surgical Prosthetic Center in Knoxville. In November last year, Reda was anonymously turned into the Blount County Animal Center […]

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