April is Limb Loss Awareness Month

  Cold toes or feet, pain while walking, and night time leg pain – the Vascular Surgeons of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville want you to know that these symptoms are very common among PAD patients.   What is PAD? Peripheral artery disease (PAD), which was previously known as peripheral vascular disease, is a common […]

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PAD Awareness Month

September is National PAD Awareness Month. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a medical condition caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries. Arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood to different parts of the body including the head, organs, and limbs. Atherosclerosis is a term used to describe the buildup of plaque in […]

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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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