Prosthetists: We need your help
Updated: Dec 7, 2020
Thank you for your interest in our SILC Solutions System. There are two ways you can help us evaluate the liners for clinical fit and durability. 1. Review Information: We have done research on liner sizing, taper, length, and thickness. However, your real-world experience is needed to review our research. Below is a liner sizing chart and a FAQ. Please review and send us your comments. 2. Get a Liner: As practitioners, you know that can learn a lot from a picture, but nothing beats holding the device in your hands and getting user feedback. Therefore, we are hoping to send you a liner for feedback. As a small non-profit organization with an extremely small budget, we can't afford to send these liners for free. Instead, we would like give you a liner in exchange for a donation of $60 or more to Operation Namaste. However at this point, we can only deliver liners to USA clinics for testing.
What you will get for your Donation:
The good feeling that your donation will have a dramatic impact on improving the lives of amputees world wide.
The liner, which is yours to keep and do what you want with it.
FAQs 1. Is the liner medical grade? We are using medical silicone which is designed by the manufacturer to be used in prosthetic liners. This material is not new and has been on the market for years. Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is available upon request.
However, our process of making the liners is new and has not been fully tested. At this point, the liner itself should not be considered a certified medical device and is only supplied for testing purposes for now. 2. Why do you only offer transtibial (BK) liners? We started with transtibial (BK) liners first, because it is a larger patient population. We will be working on transfemoral (AK) liners in the near future. 3. Why are the liners cushion only and not pin lock? Cushion liners can used with suspension methods commonly used in developing countries and don't require sourcing a locking mechanism or special socket fabrication. We may do a pin lock in the future, but at this point we are only offering a cushion liner. 4. Why doesn't the liner have fabric? Liners with fabric raise concerns about hygiene. In addition, the fabrication of liners without fabric is less complex to teach. 5. Why silicone instead of other gel materials? Silicone is more durable, more inert, and less likely to absorb moisture and other fluids than other material. If the liners are treated carefully, we hope they will last for years. 6. Why didn't you make the liners longer? We are trying to keep the liner mold as short as feasible to keep 3D printing and silicone material costs low. We are currently assessing the length of the liners based on clinician and patient feedback.