Below Knee Prosthetics

 transtibial-below-the-kneeIceross Liners

Iceross Liners2

Trans-Tibial Prostheses

Prosthetic Liners are used as an interface between the skin and the inner socket wall of the prostheses to protect the residual limb and to provide greater comfort to trans-tibial amputees while wearing their prostheses.

Our Prosthetic Liners are manufactured by Össur.  The Iceross (Icelandic Roll-On Silicone Socket) was developed by Össur Kristinsson, a prosthetist and prosthetic user, as an alternative suspension system to the more conventional methods. Iceross is available in a range of designs to suit different residual limb conditions as well as activity and impact levels. 

COMFORT

All Iceross interface systems are made exclusively from medical grade silicone. Silicone has a proven history of use in the medical field because of its unique material properties. Silicone is bio-inert, which means it doesn’t react with the skin in any way. It is also extremely durable, easy to clean, and the only material that allows different levels of softness and strength to be incorporated into Iceross liner designs.  With Iceross, the properties provide benefits such as cushioning for bony prominences/sensitive areas, high elasticity to enable total contact and ease of conformity to most residual limb shapes, and high tear strength for increased durability.

PROTECTION

Iceross has been designed to function in a way similar to a compression stocking, i.e. by improving blood circulation while controlling swelling. It also protects skin and newly formed or sensitive scar tissue by reducing potentially damaging shear forces.

SUSPENSION

The Roll-On method ensures that Iceross grips the skin and displaces it distally as it relaxes, thereby stabilising the soft tissues of the limb. The patented matrix and size-specific distal attachment work together (in Iceross locking liners) to:

 

  • Evenly distribute forces over the entire surface of the residual limb during swing phase.
  • Minimise distal end pressures.
  • Resist axial loading during the swing phase of gait.  

 

Transtibial3

 

 Suspension Methods

SEAL-IN X5

With a series of five seals the Iceross Seal-In X5 liner conforms to the shape of the residual limb and the internal socket wall, providing an airtight seal and improved comfort.

  • Rotation control
  • Minimises pistoning
  • Suspension without a knee sleeve

SEAL-IN

With the ingenious Hypobaric Sealing Membrane (HSM) the Iceross Seal-In Liner optimises suspension and comfort while offering ultimate user convenience for daily use.

  • Trans-tibial hypobaric suspension without a knee sleeve
  • Ease of donning and doffing
  • Improved rotation control

LOCKING

The locking feature offers users firm, secure and comfortable suspension. Can be used with either locking or lanyard systems.

CUSHION

A soft, extra thick distal pad improves user comfort, protects sensitive distal ends and conforms to irregular distal shapes.  

Sockets

Sockets are fabricated with the Icecast Anatomy pressure bladder and the Icelock® 600 series of locking and attachment components. The Icelock series allows for interchangeable suspension (pin, lanyard, and valve) without creating a new socket.

  • Superior comfort and fit – Icecast Anatomy provides a total surface bearing socket through even pressure distribution during casting and fitting.
  • Consistency in fitting – Icecast Anatomy guarantees a replicable socket fitting.
  • Direct user involvement – Icecast Anatomy enables specific problem areas to be tackled with direct user feedback.

 Icecast Anatomy can also be used for conventional Plaster of Paris casting and for sockets that are laminated or thermoformed over a plaster-cast.

With the Icecast Anatomy pressure casting, the prosthetist conducts a unique socket making process. Integrated ContourCellTM shaping chambers can be inflated to achieve an anatomically correct socket shape. The increased control over the socket shape enhances user comfort and stability.

Iceross Stabilo® Junior

Iceross Stabilo® Junior

Iceross Stabilo Junior Locking Liner with Wave is especially designed for children providing them great comfort and stability. The liner provides stability and comfort for children engaging in high impact daily activities. Active Skin Care ingredients provide soothing effects, and greater comfort and stability for a day filled with games and activities. Ideal for children that require soft tissue stabilization. Children can decorate their liners and personalize them. There are 4 different colored permanent markers included with the liner. Össur recommends that Iceross Stabilo Junior Locking Liner with Wave is used in conjunction with the Icelock® 700 Series.

Iceross Dermo® Junior

Iceross Dermo® Junior

Iceross Dermo Junior Locking Liner with Wave offers superb comfort and impact protection for children with sensitive skin engaging in medium impact daily activities. Active Skin Care ingredients are built into the silicone material. Children can decorate their liners and personalize them. There are 4 different colored permanent markers included with the liner. Össur recommends that Iceross Dermo Junior Locking Liner with Wave is used in conjunction with the Icelock® 700 Series.

Iceross Seal-In® X

Iceross Seal-In® X

Providing advanced Seal-In technology for a wider range of users, Iceross Seal-In X is easier to invert and don, even for less active users who may have hand dexterity issues. The sleeveless design features a separate seal ring, which can be flexibly positioned for optimum suction regardless of limb shape. It can also be moved as necessary throughout the day for added comfort. Special seamless fabric elongates appropriately over the patella for knee flexion, while the soft, yet durable silicone blend helps nurture potentially fragile skin. The modular nature of the product makes selection easier, enhancing inventory control. Seal rings can also be renewed as required, without the need for a new liner. Seal-In X technology is ideal for use with Össur’s Unity vacuum system.

Iceross® Synergy

Iceross® Synergy

The Iceross Synergy liner with Wave incorporates a unique combination of two different silicone durometers to provide the perfect balance of comfort and stability. A firm silicone outer layer provides outstanding stability for active use, while a softer shock-absorbing inner layer nurtures the skin, offering superb suspension and comfort. Iceross Synergy with Wave makes the liner easier to flex at the knee, allowing it to adapt more to the user's movements. Less resistance means that less energy is required to flex the knee. Össur recommends that Iceross Synergy Liner with Wave is used in conjunction with the Icelock® 600 Series.

Iceross Seal-In® V

Iceross Seal-In® V

Iceross Seal-In V features the latest Seal-In membrane for the best in-socket seal technology available today. Based on the Iceross Cushion profile, Iceross Seal-In V has a soft distal end for close fit and comfort. Iceross Seal-In V is available with the seal in two different locations, Standard and High Profile. The High Profile variant should be used when residual limb length allows for it, especially in case of sensitive spots on the distal tibial crest. Össur recommends Iceross Seal-In V for amputees already past the initial phase of volume and shape conditioning, during the first months post-amputation Iceross Dermo Cushion & Iceross Sleeve are recommended.

Iceross® Activa with TibiaGuard™

Iceross® Activa with TibiaGuard™

The supreme cushion liner for active users with optimal cushioning, comfort and maximum stability. The Iceross Activa with TibiaGuard is manufactured with revolutionary techniques that combine different types of silicone to meet the challenging requirements of highly active transtibial users. The integrated TibiaGuard provides optimal cushioning while a thinner, stiffer posterior portion is designed to enhance maximum stability.

Iceross Synergy® Cushion

Iceross Synergy® Cushion

Double the effect, with superb stability and comfort. The Iceross Synergy Cushion liner incorporates a unique combination of two different silicone durometers to provide the perfect balance of comfort and stability. A firm silicone outer layer provides outstanding stability for active use, while a softer shock-absorbing inner layer nurtures the skin, offering superb suspension and comfort. Össur recommends that Iceross Synergy Cushion Liner is used in conjunction with the Iceross Sleeve and the Icelock® 500 Series.

Iceross Seal-In®  X5 TT

Iceross Seal-In® X5 TT

The Iceross Seal-In X5 with Wave incorporates a series of five integrated seals that conform to the shape of the residual limb and the internal socket wall, providing an airtight seal. The Iceross Seal-In X5 with Wave offers uncompromised security and freedom of movement. Össur recommends that Iceross Seal-In X5 Transtibial Liner with Wave is used in conjunction with the Icelock® 500 Series Expulsion Valve.

Iceross Dermo Seal-In®

Iceross Dermo Seal-In®

Made with the softest silicone, Iceross Dermo cushions the limb while actively caring for the skin. Ideal for vascular patients and those with sensitive skin. Iceross Dermo is a premium suspension liner that provides superb softness, gentle skin contact and unique Active Skin Care ingredients. The combination of DermoGel® silicone with an ultra-strong and elastic Supplex® fabric cover offers excellent durability and an intimate fit. Össur recommends that Iceross Dermo Seal-In Liner is used in conjunction with the Icelock® 500 Series Expulsion Valve.

Iceross Dermo® Locking

Iceross Dermo® Locking

Made with the softest silicone, Iceross Dermo cushions the limb while actively caring for the skin. Ideal for vascular patients and those with sensitive skin. Iceross Dermo is a premium suspension liner that provides superb softness, gentle skin contact and unique Active Skin Care ingredients. The combination of DermoGel® silicone with an ultra-strong and elastic Supplex® outer cover offers excellent durability and an intimate fit. Össur recommends that Iceross Dermo Liner is used in conjunction with the Icelock® 600 Series.

Iceross Dermo® Cushion

Iceross Dermo® Cushion

Iceross Dermo Cushion liner is made with the softest silicone that actively cares for the skin. This liner provides superb softness, gentle skin contact and Össur’s unique Active Skin Care ingredients. The combination of DermoGel® silicone with an ultra-strong and elastic Supplex® fabric cover offers excellent durability and an intimate fit. Össur recommends that Iceross Dermo Cushion Liner is used in conjunction with Iceross Sleeve and Icelock® 500 Series.

Iceross Comfort® Locking

Iceross Comfort® Locking

Iceross Comfort is designed with Össur's patented stabilizingmatrix, a size-specific distal attachment and a nylon fabric cover.Iceross Comfort is an exceptional liner for residual limbs withbony prominences prone to pressure peaks. Össur recommends that Iceross Comfort Liner is used inconjunction with the Icelock® 600 Series.

Iceross Comfort® Cushion

Iceross Comfort® Cushion

Iceross Comfort is designed with Össur's Sensil® silicone and a nylon fabric cover. Iceross Comfort is an exceptional liner for residual limbs with bony prominences prone to pressure peaks, and/or conical residual limbs. Össur recommends that Iceross Comfort Cushion Liner is used in conjunction with the Iceross Sleeve and Icelock® 500 Series. ~ IMPACT LEVELS: Low Impact Daily activities involving gentle, steady walking with the use of a walking aid. Example: Moving around at home, modest walking in the community. Moderate Impact Daily activities involving average walking with the ability to vary speed or walking pattern. Example: Going to the shops, confident outdoor walking.

below knee prosthesis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments are closed.