Sweat and heat within a prosthetic liner are long-standing complaints among amputees. Clinicians may now address these issues and provide their patients with the Alpha SmartTemp Gel Liner with WillowWood’s proprietary blend of TPE gel and heat absorption technology. This technology allows the liner to absorb and store heat from a residual limb and delay the onset of sweat. The liner releases the stored heat as the body cools down, stabilizing the skin temperature to keep an amputee comfortable all day. With the reduction of sweat within the liner, chafing and skin breakdown may be reduced while suspension strength of the prosthesis may be improved.
The liner utilizes one-way stretch Select fabric to control pistoning without the need of a distal matrix while allowing circumferential stretch for easy donning. The flexible knee panel of abrasion-resistant fabric permits comfortable, easy flexion without pulling and tightening at the knee. The panel and the thin gel behind the knee allow for comfort when sitting or bending for extended periods of time. Available in 6 mm Uniform and Progressive profiles, the Alpha SmartTemp Gel Liner retrofits with other transtibial Alpha®
liners of the same size, profile and distal end.