Two Types of Blatchford Silcare Liner Technologies
Our patented technology of Silcare Breathe liners are designed to keep skin dry, cool, and healthy. They are designed with perforations to specifically overcome issues with sweat; helping to maintain a dry, comfortable, and secure connection.
Silcare Breathe Liners
Perforated liners - specifically designed to overcome issues with sweat. Helps maintain a dry, comfortable and secure connection. These liners use a firmer silicone that gives a firmer interface between the residual limb and the liner for more active users.
Non-perforated liners designed to reduce shear forces within the socket resulting in great comfort at the skin/liner interface. This liner utilizes a softer silicone designed to provide optimal comfort and control for low to moderately active wearers.
Both ranges are available in:
- Walk or Active
- Cushion or Locking
Silcare Breathe Walk Liner range benefits the low to moderate wearers and those with more sensitive or fragile residual limb tissue. 6-month warranty.
Silcare Breathe Active Liner uses a firmer silicone and is suitable for more active users i.e. those who have an activity level of 3 or 4.
Silcare Active Liner is gentle on fragile skin and is best suited to those with well-covered residual limbs. 6-month warranty.
Silcare Walk Liner uses a softer silicone to improve the cushioning especially at the distal end for low to moderate wearers and those with more sensitive and fragile residual limbs.
All of our liners have a Tendresse™ finish that reduces shear stress on the skin.
Silcare Active is gentle on fragile skin and is best suited to those with well covered residual limbs. The fabric cover with integrated matrix contours perfectly to the limb and zonal stretch areas allow comfortable knee flexion but resist distal stretch which would result in pistoning.
Silcare Breathe Walk
Silcare Breathe Walk has been made using a softer silicone to improve cushioning especially at the distal end. This range of liners are designed to be more flexible, softer and provide increased comfort. The softer silicone also improves the stretch of the liner. This liner benefits the low to moderate wearers and those with more sensitive or fragile residual limb tissue.
Silcare Breathe Active
Blatchford’s original liner range using a firmer silicone. Suitable for more active users with an activity level of 3 or 4. This liner consists of firmer silicone for firmer connection between residual limb and liner. Proven improvements in residual limb health have been found with wound healing, compared to non-perforated liners. This liner also has improved heat dissipation compared to other temperature regulation solutions. It also removes sweat from skin-liner interface.
Silcare Breathe Technology
Silcare Breathe is a silicone liner with laser drilled perforations to allow moisture and air to escape for drier skin and a more secure socket fit. Find out more about our breathable liner technology and how it works to benefit amputees on a daily basis.
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