Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Custom silicone injection molded liner

Markus Saufferer

Hello Colleagues,
I am working with a wrist disarticulation myo-electric fitting and have used Ottobock silicone liners for this in the past. These liners are durable and high quality but can be very expensive, especially if funding is a concern. This fitting is challenging and I would like to have the ability to experiment with a few different liner configurations prior to going all the way. Does anyone have experience or recommendations as far as using high-durometer injection molded silicone (Smooth-On ?) for making such a liner? What durometer works best? Do you use reinforcing stockinette? Is this a durable option or just suitable as a test liner? How have you connected or adhered this liner to the rigid socket?
Thanks,

Markus Säufferer, B.Sc.(Kin), C.P.(c)

1145 Dufferin Cres.
Nanaimo, BC
250.591.1816

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