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Vitality Restored: The Science of Prosthetic Patient Care

I had a choice to make: Did I want to design things, build things, and develop new technology? Or did I want to go into the medical field and help people? My two interests were leading me in opposite directions . . . until I discovered the field of prosthetics. As the...

Prosthesis ‘Works’ for Patient

If the average person suffered frostbite in a work-related accident and subsequently had to undergo a below-the-knee amputation, I’m guessing they would be less than enthusiastic about going back to work. Premier Prosthetic Center patient David Hay, however, is not...

Prosthetic Doesn’t Slow Down this Senior

For about the past three months, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jimmy Anderson, a 73-year-old patient from South Knoxville with a great attitude and a “can-do” spirit. Jimmy had emergency surgery to amputate all but four inches of his leg earlier this year as a...

Proper After-care Ensures Best Prosthetic Experience

As a prosthetist, I take great care to ensure that every patient leaves my office with a proper fitting prosthesis that is comfortable enough to wear all day and restores patient vitality. Many components come into play to make that happen – proper surgical...

Innovative Prosthesis is Restoring Patient Vitality

As an amputee, I know firsthand the link between a perfect fitting and functioning prosthesis and the ability to lead a normal lifestyle. As a prosthetist, one of the biggest joys of my profession is helping amputees restore their vitality. Recently, I had the...