Above-Knee Amputee Prosthetic Brim Sheath | GlideWear
Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
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  • Get lasting protection from painful rubbing where your brim comes into contact your skin at the top of your brim socket. Designed for above-the-knee amputees.
  • Silk-like, breathable fabric prevents moisture and heat buildup against the skin. Patented technology reduces friction and protects skin.
  • Use the brim sheath to bridge the gap between the top edge of any roll-on liner and the groin. Use with any pin suspension or seal-in liner.
  • Easy to use and machine washable. Just toss it in the wash with your other laundry.Small Brim Sheath fits socket circumferences measuring 14-18″ diameter. Medium size fits 18-22″ socket circumference. Large size fits 22-30″ socket circumference. XL size fits 30-40″ socket circumference.
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Finally, a Pain Solution for Above-Knee Amputees
Say goodbye to socket discomfort and skin breakdown for good

Are you an above-knee amputee who suffers from pain, redness, soreness, or rubbing where your prosthesis comes into contact with your residual limb? Then you know that pain can lead to blisters, discomfort, and even open wounds. And left untreated, wounds on your limb can prevent you from using your prosthesis and limit your mobility.

Fortunately, there’s finally a solution that works – a solution that’s focused on healing existing hotspots, and preventing new ones from forming.

The Ultimate Solution for Painful Rubbing

The GlideWear Above-Knee Prosthetic Brim Sheath uses a patented technology to protect skin and reduce the friction that causes hotspots and sores. The brim sheath absorbs friction to protect amputees’ skin where it comes into contact with their prosthetic liner. It’s designed for use with any pin suspension or seal-in liner. By preventing friction, the silk-like fabric protects against hotspots, blisters, sores and other skin irritation when used daily.

The Above-Knee Prosthetic Brim Sheath is ideal for lower limb amputees who have any of the following on their residual limbs:

  • Pain and soreness
  • Redness and hotspots
  • Rubbing
  • Wounds

Say Goodbye to Rubbing and Pain

When you buy an Above-Knee Prosthetic Brim Sheath, you’re buying a medical tool that can help you prevent painful rubbing and hotspots. Even a small hotspot can turn into a debilitating wound if you don’t take action.

You don’t have to go another week or month with painful hotspots. Don’t wait. Invest in a long-term solution – buy the GlideWear Above-Knee Prosthetic Brim Sheath today.

GlideWear Above-Knee Prosthetic Brim Sheaths are made in the USA by Tamarack HTI, winner of a 2015 Minnesota Manufacturing Award.

How to Use Your GlideWear Prosthetic Brim Sheath

Product Instructions


Simply stretch the top of the sheath around your brim, then insert the sheath into your socket. Then use your prosthesis as usual. Gripper elastic band prevents sleeve from slipping off the prosthesis.

Wear daily to prevent and relieve skin breakdown around the heel and ankle. Machine or hand wash and dry after each use. Contact your healthcare provider if you have any questions about the use of this product.


Indicated for use in acute and long-term care facilities to prevent heel ulceration. Also indicated for use accompanying and after wearing a prescribed orthopedic brace, including total contact or clam shell casts, AFO’s or similar devices.

Size Chart

Our Brim Sheaths run small. If your Brim Sheath dimension is at the higher end of any given size, we recommend going up a size to ensure the Brim Sheath is not to snug. If you don’t have access to a flexible cloth measuring tape, contact us by email to request one at no charge: info@tamaracksls.wpengine.com

Small fits 14″-18″ circumference. Medium fits 18″-22″ circumference. Large fits 22″-30″circumference. XLarge fits 30″-40″ circumference.

Tech Specs

Each package contains one GideWear Prosthetic Brim Sheath. Made with pride in the USA from 85% nylon, 15% spandex (latex-free).

Additional information

Weight 0.1563 lbs
Dimensions 10 x 7 x 1 in

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2 reviews for GlideWear Above-Knee Amputee Prosthetic Brim Sheath

  1. Rated 3 out of 5

    The device seems to be of good quality, but your instructions are terribly insufficient. You need to produce a video that shows the proper alignment for installation.

    • We’re aware of the need for a proper installation video for the Brim Sheath. Unfortunately, we don’t directly provide patient care, so we don’t have easy access to above-knee amputees who might be able to help. We hope to have a video produced and posted to our website in early 2017. Thank you for your feedback! ^Jason, Sales & Marketing Manager

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Your prosthesis should be able to help you with that no problem, I’m very interested in getting the above knee one.

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