Prosthetists: We need your help
Updated: Jan 17
Thank you for your interest in our Namaste Liners. Here is how you can help. 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, FAQ, and a poster presentation on our liners. Please review and send us your comments. 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. Please contact us if you are interested in receiving one of our liners for review. Sample will be available late in 2022.
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. 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 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.
5. 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.