GlideWear by Tamarack


The GlideWear® Prosthetic Liner Patch is indicated for amputees who experience irritation and areas of shear-related skin breakdown at various locations of the skin-liner interface, including the patella, popliteal, distal anterior tibia, and fibular head.

The product is secondarily indicated for any appropriate lower or upper limb sites where discomfort and skin breakdown are present.

Wherever discomfort and skin trauma occurs… Use the GlideWear® patch daily at the skin-liner interface
Photos courtesy of Arise Orthotics & Prosthetics, Blaine, MN USA

Package & Size Options

Each package of GlideWear® Prosthetic Liner Patches contains two (2) individual patches

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Video Presentations

GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patch Webinar Recording - January 7, 2014

Case Examples

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Case Report: GlideWear® Patch on a bilateral below knee amputee with ulcers on her knees from shear forces. Kuffel, Charles and Kevin Hines. January 2013.

Case Report: GlideWear® Patch on a unilateral left below knee amputee with ulcer on his distal tibia from shear forces. Kuffel, Charles and Kevin Hines. March 2013.

GlideWear® Prosthetic Liner Patch Purchasing Options

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Please contact your prosthetic service provider if you have any questions about wound management or to learn whether the GlideWear® Prosthetic Liner Patch is an appropriate addition to your skin protection routine. The GlideWear® Prosthetic Liner Patch is not indicated for placement directly against open wounds and is not a substitute for the advice of a licensed and/or credentialed healthcare professional.

Recommended Reading

Steele, Jeanette. "VA Prosthetics Chief is Iraq Amputee." The San Diego Union Tribune. Oct. 28, 2013. Web.

Highsmith, Jason and James Highsmith. "Identifying and Managing Skin Issues with Lower-Limb Prosthetic Use." InMotion. Volume 21, Issue 1. January/February 2011.

Downing, Abbey. "Society Spotlight: The Efficiency of Antiperspirant Products to Reduce Perspiration of Residual Lower Limbs." December 2012. Web. Mar. 2013.

Harker, Judy. "Worldwide Wounds: Wound healing complications associated with lower limb amputation." Sept. 2006. Web.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Charles Kuffel, CPO, FAAOP and Kevin Hines, CPO of Arise Orthotics & Prosthetics for their key role in the development of the GlideWear® Prosthetic Liner Patch.


U.S. Patent Number 8,646,459
Patented GB2478206
Other Patents Pending

Prosthetic Liner - Skin Breakdown - Prosthetic - Amputee

GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patches