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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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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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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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Today’s Big Q: What is the difference between an orthotist and prosthetist?

Depending on how familiar you are with prosthetic care and the health care professionals dedicated to ensuring you have the level of mobility you desire, you may have seen a number of designations or titles like CP, CPO, or CO and found yourself wondering exactly what all that means. Or maybe you’re just wondering what […]

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4 Leg Prosthesis Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

Whether you’re struggling with a poorly fitting prosthesis, waiting for an amputation, or whiling away your days in the garden with no prosthesis issues in sight, here are several things you should be looking out for to avoid making these 4 prosthesis mistakes. Prosthesis mistake #1: Ignoring something broken Whether you are experiencing any issues […]

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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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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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