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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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3 Foolproof Steps For A Proper Prosthetic Limb Fitting

Today’s prostheses work so effectively and look so convincing that you might not even know someone is wearing one. People with prosthetic legs can often walk or run as well as if they were using natural legs, while prosthetic arms and hands have advanced to the point where a person may be able to manipulate […]

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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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Quiz: Is it time to see someone about your prosthesis?

The most common issue with prosthetic limbs is poor fit. From feeling a little off balance to being unable to make it several hours without feeling fatigued, the symptoms of poor fit can be debilitating. Unfortunately, fit is a bit of a moving target—prostheses require maintenance, vestigial limbs may undergo certain changes, and other factors […]

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The 3-Part Recipe for a Successful Prosthesis Fitting

Achieving and maintaining optimal fit is the key to a successful relationship with any prosthesis. While a successful prosthesis fit is always the goal, it can sometimes be a bit of a moving target. From meeting the unique requirements of a particular hobby or keeping up with necessary repairs, there are many factors to finding […]

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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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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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 4 warning signs you’re ready to replace your prosthetic

By Carey Bunch, CPO/L, Prosthetist How do you know when it is time to replace your prosthesis? There are general rules of thumb, but the bottom line is to replace it whenever you’re having issues that a simple adjustment can’t correct or when the prosthesis seems to be limiting your level of activity. There are […]

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