GlideWear by Tamarack

Introducing a new low friction fabric technology by Tamarack that dramatically reduces friction and related shear forces between the skin and prosthesis...

Indications for Use

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.

Simply position the GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patch between the prosthetic liner and skin each day for immediate relief and continuous protection from skin trauma.

The GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patch provides peace-of-mind for amputees who suffer from discomfort and recurring skin breakdown; often limiting or preventing individuals from participating in the activities of daily living they depend on and enjoy.

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


  • Thin, dual ply fabric doesn’t alter limb fit or comfort
  • Silk-like fabric feels cool & comfortable against the skin
  • Available in two sizes (small & large)


  • Comforms comfortably over the Residual Limb
  • Extremely durable – not a one-time use product
  • Adhesive & Latex-Free – ideal for sensitive skin
  • Wash regularly for lasting protection

GlideWear Testimonial Video

Listen to what healthcare providers and end-users have said about their experience recommending and using the GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patch.

Package & Size Options

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

Choose from two size options:

  • Small: 2.5 in. x 4.75 in. (6 cm. x 12 cm.)
  • Large: 4.5 in. x 7.5 in. (11 cm. x 19 cm)

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

Clinical Educational Content

Advanced information for healthcare providers and end-users seeking more information about the clinical benefits and specific indications for recommending and using the GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patch

For credits, please click the Test Questions link below. After you have answered all the questions and filled-out the application section, please print the test. You can then scan the test and upload it for submission to the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics through Becker Orthopedic’s Technical/Clinical Support Contact Form, or fax it to: (800) 923-2537.

Download Test Questions

Case Examples

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.

Where to Buy the GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patch

Distributed worldwide by Becker Orthopedic (Troy, Michigan USA)

Providers and consumers, please choose from the following 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.

Prosthetic Liner - Skin Breakdown - Prosthetic - Amputee

GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patches