Sweat and heat within a prosthetic liner is a leading complaint among amputees. Clinicians may now address this issue and provide their patients with the Alpha SmartTemp Gel, the only gel liner available with heat absorption technology.
This liner features WillowWood’s proprietary blend of TPE gel and heat absorption technology that absorbs and stores heat from a residual limb to 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 on the residual limb may be reduced while suspension quality 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 transtibial version of Alpha SmartTemp Gel Liner features a flexible knee panel of abrasion-resistant fabric that comfortably permits 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 liners having the same profile and distal end within the Alpha® Liner family.
The Alpha SmartTemp Gel TF Liner also utilizes one-way stretch Select fabric to control pistoning without the need of a distal matrix while allowing circumferential stretch for easy donning. The Select fabric provides gentle tissue compression without placing uncomfortable pressure on the residual limb. Available in a Symmetrical AK profile, the Alpha SmartTemp Gel TF Liner may be rotated to extend the life of the liner and will retrofit with other transfemoral Alpha® Liners of the same profile and distal end.
Features and Benefits:
Proprietary blend of TPE gel and heat absorption technology
Stabilizes skin temperature for optimal comfort and reduction of sweat
One-way stretch fabric controls pistoning
Available for transfemoral and transtibial