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Aegis Transtibial Liners are designed to come up approximately 4-4.5” above the patella. The lower a liner is trimmed, the less optimal will be the suspension. If the proximal edge of the liner absolutely must be trimmed, it must be done smoothly with a very sharp shears to avoid jagged cuts and small tears in the silicone. Other modifications (slits, holes, modifications to outer covering, etc.) will void warranty.
When sized correctly, Aegis Transtibial liners typically should not need trimming because of their flexed shape. People usually cut straight liners because they are bunching behind the knee. Our flexed design prevents bunching so trimming below socket trim line should be unnecessary.
Aegis TF and Seal-Pro TF (Conventional Straight Liners) liners may need to be trimmed as they are 1 length. They are made long enough to accommodate various AK limbs The same trimming technique (smooth, clean cut) applies. As with Aegis pre-flexed liners, other modifications to Aegis Conventional (straight) liners like slits, holes etc will void warranty
We recommend any pure soap that has no fragrance such as clear Ivory hand soap. Anti bacterial soaps are NOT recommended as we have seen many people develop dermatitis when using them. Liner should be washed with soap and warm water and rinsed thoroughly. Lay flat on towel to dry. Outer fabric may be rubbed with towel to remove excess water. Inside surface of liner should be cleaned at least 1X/week with rubbing alcohol to remove any soapy residue that could cause irritation.
One benefit of silicone material over other liner materials used in some other products that are not silicone, is that silicone allows the Prosthetist to employ ANY casting method the/she feels is appropriate. It is highly recommended that the patient be casted over the Aegis liner. When casting over an Aegis pre-flexed locking liner, we suggest that the casting be done with the liner in slight traction/elongation distally. This will minimize the chances of the patient’s limb pistoning in the socket during ambulation. This is especially important if the patient has loose or redundant tissue on the residual limb.
Cast modifications CAN be made to Aegis liners.
Prosthetists should feel free to modify the socket in ANY way that they feel is appropriate. Isolated reductions and build-ups or total surface bearing (TSB) designs are perfectly acceptable. Aegis liners are made from pure silicone that does not “cold-flow” like many of the Urethane based materials used in other liners. (Cold–flow materials spread out in all directions from points of pressure and get thin in that area, reducing cushioning). Silicone, however, compresses but rebounds so that thinning out of material does not occur. A global cast reduction of 3-4 percent is typically used.
Aegis Pre-flexed Liners require two measurements and Aegis Conventional (straight) liners require one measurement. Please refer to our handy sizing chart.
All Aegis Liners come with a 6 month warranty from time of purchase.
There is a 10 day trial period for all liners made by ESP.