Diabetes Month

Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that affects how our body uses blood sugar (glucose). The body needs glucose. It is the cells’ primary source of energy. Without it, the tissues and muscles of the body won’t be able to carry out regular functions well. What causes Diabetes? The underlying cause of diabetes depends on […]

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How Premier Limb Preservation Center Helps Prevent Limb Loss

About 8.5 million people in the United States have Peripheral Artery Disease. PAD is a condition that affects the blood vessels that supply blood to the lower extremities. It causes hardening and narrowing of the arteries, leading to a decreased blood flow to the legs and feet. Peripheral Artery Disease affects both men and women. […]

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3 Steps To Prevent Limb Loss

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 500 Americans lose a limb each day. While trauma or cancer are sometimes the cause of limb loss, most patients at the Premier Surgical Limb Preservation Center in Knoxville are typically at risk of losing a limb due to chronic health issues such as […]

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Leg Work: Bypass Gives Louisville Woman Legs to Stand On

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles There was no pain, nor was there any pulse in her feet. Except for feeling as if each of her legs weighed 200 pounds, Cathy Robinson felt just fine. but the lack of pulses in her ankles told her doctor something was wrong. “I have gone to the […]

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The Numbers Behind Limb Loss & Your Best Tips For Prevention

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 500 Americans lose a limb each day. While trauma or cancer are sometimes the cause of limb loss, most patients at the Premier Surgical Limb Preservation Center in Knoxville are at risk of losing a limb typically due to diabetes, peripheral arterial disease (“PAD”), […]

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The Premier Process for Limb Preservation

Based on the sharp increase in the risk of a patient’s death in the year following an amputation, and with an estimated 65% of amputations considered preventable, the Premier Surgical Limb Preservation Clinic is committed to improving the efficiency of care for patients at risk of limb loss. To that end, the Premier Process for […]

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3 Facts about Premier Surgical Limb Preservation Clinic

The Premier Surgical Limb Preservation Clinic is committed to improving the efficiency of care for patients at risk of limb loss due to peripheral artery disease, diabetes, and ischemia. With an estimated 65% of amputations considered preventable and the increased risk of death following amputation, we are focused on limb preservation through early detection and […]

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Critical Steps to Amputation Prevention

Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia and non-healing wounds are difficult to treat and at a high risk for amputation. The Vascular Intervention Team at the Premier Surgical Limb Preservation Center in Knoxville believes successful prevention lies in early referral, rapid restoration of blood flow, and proper ongoing care. Critical Limb Ischemia, also known as CLI, […]

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8 Signs and Symptoms You May Be at Risk of Limb Loss

The most common reason for amputation of a limb is peripheral artery disease, or poor circulation. Peripheral arterial disease is a dangerous hardening of arteries restricting blood flow putting you at risk for serious complications. Without adequate blood flow, cells within the limb are deprived of oxygen normally found within the bloodstream. Without this vital […]

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Close Cousins: Screenings Encouraged for both Peripheral Arterial & Coronary Artery Disease

As a vascular surgeon in East Tennessee where there is a high prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and coronary artery disease in the population, my cardiologist colleagues and I routinely share many of the same patients.

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