Custom Prosthetic and Orthotic Devices in Chattanooga, Tennessee


Creating an optimal fitting socket :

  • Ankle Disarticulation/Symes
  • Below the Knee
  • Above the Knee/Knee Disarticulation
  • Hip Disarticulation
  • Bilateral
  • Pediatric
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Creating an optimal fitting custom orthosis:

  • Foot and Ankle Orthoses
  • Knee and Hip Orthoses
  • Spinal Orthoses
  • OTS Orthoses
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Coming to POA completely changed my life. I thought that the prosthetic I had was the best there was and really didn’t know how much better it could be until POA helped me

Clare Scheller

Our Story

POATN is part of Prosthetic & Orthotic Associates

The worldwide leader in revolutionary prosthetic services and patented prosthetic devices. This new location is led by above the knee amputee, and longtime POA expert, Ronnie Dickson, and his team.

“My first prosthetic legs caused sores on the inside of my groin, and pain on the bottom after just a couple of hours of walking. After trying several different options, I began to think it was just me.

The shape of my leg was different, so I had problems with it coming off when I would sit or walk. This made it hard just to do the simple things every day. It was really frustrating.

I was not ready to give up on living the life I knew I wanted. After searching far and wide, I met Stan Patterson and the POA team. Within a week they had me up and walking on a leg that didn’t cause me pain, that fit and felt like a part of me.

It was that day I knew I wanted to do for others what POA did for me!

Your prosthesis should fit comfortably, discomfort is not something that you should “get used to.” Any pain will likely get worse with time, not better. Don’t settle for less than what you deserve, you are not the problem.”

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Your success comes from communication


Ronnie speaks spanish fluently and has worked hundreds of patients from central and south america.

Through his time growing up in Venezuela, and working in South America, Ronnie speaks Spanish fluently, his career has taken him to Colombia, Ecuador, and Haiti helping restore mobility.

Successful cases involve a lot of back-and-forth when it comes to listening to your needs and helping you create a optimal prosthetic/orthotic device.
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Benefitting the Lives of Hundreds of Patients

Being fitted with a brand prosthetic leg with Ronnie and POA was a top notch experience. I’ve been an above knee amputee since January 1992. After much searching I thought I would be consigned to wearing a belt for the rest of my life due to the short length of my residual limb. Ronnie and POA had other ideas and long story short, I’ve been walking with no belt and comfortable ever since

Zach Gowen

Ronnie has been a god send since meeting him back in 2016. The fact that he is an amputee adds so much more validity to his work and his compassion towards his clients. He understands our issues & complaints and is always a step ahead of them

Mike Stevens

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