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5 signs it is time to see a prosthetist

Finding and maintaining an optimal fit it is the key to loving your prosthesis. It’s the goal of our unique process here at Premier Prosthetic Center in Knoxville. Maintaining an optimal fit is almost certainly something for which you should be consulting a qualified prosthetist. While there are many things you can do on your […]

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3 Rules for Artificial Limbs

No matter where you are in the process, from pre-amputation to 20 years on, there are a few simple ways to enjoy the level of mobility you deserve. If you want to ensure a successful relationship with your artificial limb, Premier Prosthetic Center in Knoxville urges you to keep these three simple rules in mind. […]

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A Quick Guide to Below the Knee Amputation

Sometimes, despite extensive treatments to restore or maintain adequate blood flow and fight infection, the tissue in an extremity such as a foot, leg, or arm dies and amputation becomes necessary. Some 1.8 million Americans are living with amputations, with the surgical removal of all or part of the leg, being the most common amputation […]

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3 Things You Need To Know Before Leg Amputation

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 amputation. Here are 3 things you need to know before leg amputation. Premier Prosthetics Center Can […]

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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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Today’s Big Q: What is the difference between an orthotics and prosthetics?

Orthotics and prosthetics are fields, which are often linked together thanks to their focus on restoring mobility. In fact, they are so closely linked, some practitioners are certified in both fields. So, with that in mind, what is the difference is between an orthotics and prosthetics? Orthotics are designed to assist a part of the […]

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What you need to know about 3D printed prosthetics

It seems like a popular trend in 2015 is 3D printed everything and prosthetics are no exception. Here’s why we love this trend, but probably aren’t going to “print” your prosthesis next time you come in. 3D printing technology is still in its infancy It is an inescapable fact that technology is always changing—many things […]

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