USA Certified Prosthetist Traci Kilmartin and patient

Each April is designated Limb Loss Awareness Month and celebrated around the world as a time to recognize those living with limb loss and limb difference. Currently there are two million people in the U.S. who have lost a limb. And the number of people with limb loss will continue to grow – with an estimated 3.6 million people experiencing and living with limb loss by 2050. The most common causes of limb loss are vascular disease, trauma and cancer.

University Surgical Associates Prosthetics provides patients and their families a single source for support during the process of amputation, selection of prosthesis, and ongoing care of the device throughout its lifetime. Our goal is to help support and empower those affected by limb loss to reach their full potential.

this image raises awareness about limb differences and created by the amputee coalition

USA Prosthetics has treated more than 1,300 patients since it was formed in 2009. Our certified prosthetists work with the area’s top surgeons during the amputation process, and we also work closely with your physical therapist to help you gain the mobility and strength you need to lead an independent life after limb loss.

USA’s prosthetists are licensed in Tennessee and certified by the American Board of Certification (ABC). As ABC-certified practitioners, they have completed all residency exams and clinical patient management exams and have met the highest international educational standards.

Education Matters

Continuing education plays a huge role in providing the most advanced and up-to-date care for limb loss. Our prosthetics team deemed 2022 as the year of education – specifically prioritizing educational opportunities that will impact patient care. This includes continuing education and attending annual meetings with American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists which offers outstanding clinical and professional development that focuses on evidence-based practice. They also learned more about technological advancements and manufacturers who are creating tools to better serve patients’ needs.

USA Certified Prosthetist Traci Kilmartin and patient

USA’s practitioners are eager to implement their knowledge gained about prosthetic design – including the new Quattro Microprocessor Knee and the Freedom Shockwave Foot. These are just two examples of the advancements and technology that patients can expect when they choose USA prosthetics. We are committed to ensuring those affect by limb loss achieve their full potential.

If you or someone you love is looking for prosthetic fitting and care, please call (423) 493-2395.