Prosthetic Leg Liners
Blatchford's liners include Blatchford Silcare Breathe Liners (Cushion and Locking) and Blatchford Comfort Liners.
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.
Silcare Breathe Cushion Liner
Optimal control of a prosthetic limb depends on a comfortable and secure connection between limb and socket. Modern liner technology provides excellent cushioning, but the impermeable and insulating materials can allow a build-up of heat and moisture so they begin to slip and chafe.
Air, perspiration and unnecessary movement can cause a loss of connection, compromised stability and damage to residual skin, potentially affecting mobility, safety and independence.
The patented technology of Silcare Breathe works by letting the air and perspiration that are often trapped between the liner and skin to escape through specially designed laser drilled perforations.
The air and moisture are then expelled from the socket as the wearer walks, resulting in drier skin and a healthier environment for the residual limb. This helps to increase comfort and control and reduce the damaging effects of relative motion on damp tissues that is often encountered with standard prosthetic liners.
Silcare Breathe Locking Liner
The Silcare Breathe Locking Liner combines the patented technology of the Silcare Breathe Cushion Liner, with the security of a locking system and unique one way valve on the liner, creating an airtight seal between the skin and the inner surface of the liner.
No separate suspension sleeve is required with Silcare Breathe Locking Liner, contributing to a cooler environment for skin and a more comfortable limb and socket connection.
Uni-directional stretch at the distal end resists pistoning whilst bi-directional stretch at the proximal end allows for comfortable knee flexion, whilst the TendressTM Finish means a lower coefficient of friction than standard silicone reduces shear stress on the skin.
Blatchford Comfort Liner
The Blatchford Comfort Liner is gentle on fragile skin and protects residual limbs with areas susceptible to shear force abrasion and pressure peaks. 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 the prosthesis slipping away from the body.
The Cushion and Locking options allow the ideal choice of proximal or distal pin lock suspensions.
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.
The Blatchford Community
For over 130 years Blatchford has designed and produced some of the world's most advanced artificial limbs and mobility solutions. Learn more about resources available to help you and/or the amputee in your life!