Liners in the Skeo range
Targeted stabilisation and compression of residual limbs with a lot of soft tissue
The liner is an often underestimated element in the connection between the residual limb and prosthesis. Choosing the right liner can have a tremendous influence on the level of comfort while wearing. With the liners in the Skeo product range for the thigh and lower leg, residual limbs with heavy soft tissue coverage can be stabilised. This is due to the special properties of silicone. The material is very durable and easy to clean.
Depending on the model, Skeo liners feature a slick textile or silky-smooth outer coating that makes it easy to put on and take off the liner, and to step into the prosthetic socket. The skin-friendly textured inner side ensures good prosthetic suspension without sticking or chafing.
6Y41/6Y43 Skeo Pure – stabilisation during wear, transparent for fast checking
The difference is clear. Thanks to its transparency, the Skeo Pure makes it easier to visually check the fit and skin condition, for example in case of interim fittings. Its silky-smooth exterior makes it easy to put on and take off the prosthesis without donning spray. The quick-drying liner with no exterior textile is predestined for bathing and swimming prostheses.
- The 6Y41 Skeo (TT) can be combined with the valve.
- The 6Y43 Skeo (TT) can be combined with the shuttle lock.
6Y75/6Y85 Skeo Skinguard – stabilisation during wear, antibacterial against odours
For a noticeably hygienic feel. The Skeo Skinguard lower leg liner contains an antibacterial additive that effectively reduces the growth of bacteria due to perspiration – by 99.9 per cent! This alleviates unpleasant odours and protects the liner material.
- The 6Y75 Skeo (TT) can be combined with the shuttle lock.
- The 6Y85 Skeo (TF) can be combined with the KISS lanyard system or the shuttle lock.
6Y77/6Y78 Skeo 3D (TT) – anatomical shape for enhanced comfort
Thanks to different material thicknesses, the Skeo 3D lower leg liner anatomically adapts to the residual limb – without wrinkles and pressure points. It protects sensitive areas with a wall thickness of 7 mm and facilitates greater flexibility with thinner liner zones. The Skeo 3D is pre-flexed in the area of the knee, making it easier to bend the knee. The matrix height that can be chosen according to the residual limb length prevents linear expansion of the liner.
- The 6Y77/6Y78 Skeo 3D (TT) (with Skinguard antibacterial additive) can be combined with the shuttle lock.
6Y87/6Y88 Skeo 3D (TF) – stabilisation during wear, anatomically shaped for enhanced comfort
Perfectly fitting shape: The Skeo 3D thigh liner tapers conically in the distal region, so that sensitive soft tissue is gently enveloped and not constricted or displaced. The upper section of the liner is cylindrical in shape, reliably enclosing the residual limb. The continuous matrix counteracts linear expansion of the liner.
- The 6Y87/6Y88 Skeo 3D (TF) (with Skinguard antibacterial additive) can be combined with the KISS lanyard system or a shuttle lock.
6Y110 Skeo Sealing – stabilisation while wearing, with sealing ring for reliable vacuum
Sealed. Done. The Skeo Sealing liner makes prosthesis wearers more independent: The durable sealing ring (available in 10 cm or 17 cm height) reliably maintains the vacuum in the socket. It is especially easy to handle thanks to the silky surface with no exterior textile. That saves time while cleaning and drying as well as putting on and taking off – with no auxiliary means. What's more, the Skinguard antibacterial additive reduces the growth of bacteria due to perspiration and therefore the formation of unpleasant odours.
- The 6Y110 Skeo Sealing liner can be combined with a valve or the Harmony system.
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User information for liner
Here you will find tips and tricks for the daily use of your liner and care of your residual limb.
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Liner selection aid
Everything at a glance ‒ This selection aid shows you the features of all liners.
Check whether the residual limb and inside of the liner are dry before donning the liner. Then, please turn the liner inside out as far as possible and hold it so that the bulge at the lower end (cap) is facing you. Place this bulge at the end of your residual limb and roll the liner up evenly and carefully. You can then don the residual limb sock.
Avoid displacing soft tissue and forming wrinkles or air pockets. Do not pull on the edge of the liner or damage the surface with sharp fingernails or other sharp objects.
The liner is donned just like a liner without a pin. However, please note: If there is a pin, it must point in the direction of the lengthwise axis of the residual limb. For better alignment, use markings that you and your prosthetist have determined together for orientation. When you then don the residual limb sock, it must be pulled on in such a way that the pin remains free. The pin is pulled through the hole at the lower end of the sock.
Liners without a textile cover have a smooth exterior coating to make donning easier. For silicone liners (Skeo product range), you can also use a donning spray; for polyurethane liners (Uneo product range), there are special lubricating creams that you can apply. Please do not use any powder.
The liner is simply rolled down. Please ensure that the edge of the liner does not roll up into a bulge that compresses the tissue.
The liner should be cleaned after every use, at least once daily. Turn the liner inside out and wash it under lukewarm water with the special Derma Clean neutral cleaning lotion. Then rinse it thoroughly and dry the inside with a lint-free towel. Afterwards, turn the liner right side out again and clean the outside as well under running water or with a damp cloth.
Please note: Do not put the liner in the washing machine or dryer. Use only your hands and no other utensils to wash the liner. Do not use any soaps with scented or dye additives or any antibacterial cleaning agents containing alcohol.
Allow your liner to dry on the liner drying stand so that it keeps its shape. The stand is available in two sizes for thigh and lower leg liners. Please do not place your liner on a heater or in the sun to dry.
You can prevent pressure points and abrasion with proper skin care. Mild cleansing: Use the special cleaning lotion to cleanse your skin. Simply spray it on, massage it into the skin, then rinse it off well and dry your skin.
Help for irritated skin: Apply a special basic skincare product in the evening after cleaning. It moisturises and soothes irritated skin, improves circulation and supports regeneration and cell growth.
Protection: If you wear a silicone liner (Skeo product range), you can rub a drop of the special skin protection onto your skin before putting the liner on. This protects the skin, has an antibacterial effect, and prevents excessive perspiration and odour formation.
Perspiration may increase during the first few weeks in particular. You should therefore clean the liner several times a day; we also recommend having a replacement liner close to hand. If these measures do not lead to improvement, ask your prosthetist for advice. There may be various reasons – from a poor liner fit to the wrong type of liner material.
There are red stripes on my skin at the height of the liner edge. What is the reason for this and what can I do about it?
Red stripes can appear with silicone liners, particularly in areas where the liner moves a lot on the skin, e.g. on the kneecap or at the edge of the liner. Please contact your prosthetist, who will work with you to find a solution.
My liner contains the Skinguard antibacterial additive. Does this mean that I don’t need to clean the liner as often?
The Skinguard antibacterial additive protects the liner from bacteria and the resulting unpleasant odours. Skinguard supports hygiene, which cannot be achieved just by washing the liner daily. However, Skinguard is not a substitute for daily care. Daily cleaning is the only way to remove grease and oil, for example.
Steam sterilisers are suitable only for cleaning silicone liners, and thus naturally for Ottobock’s Skeo products as well. However, in order to provide a customised fitting that meets your specific needs, we use other materials for some of our products, such as the Caleo and Uneo liners. These liners are not suitable for cleaning in steam sterilisers.