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Cleaning Your Liner

Liners are an essential part of prosthetic devices. The liner's role is to protect your skin, absorb pressure, and create a barrier between your limb and the prosthesis. Liners should be washed daily with gentle soap and water. Use dishwashing soap or the soap you use to wash your body. Avoid washing with scented soaps that have harsh chemicals. Washing your liners daily and effectively will help prevent skin irritation and infections.

There are three simple steps you can take to clean a liner. First, flip the liner so that the gel side is facing out. Next, use a soft sponge or cloth to wet the liner. Lightly scrub the damp liner with the same soap you wash your body with. Lastly, rinse all soap off of the liner with water and dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.

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