Above-Knee Amputee Prosthetic Brim Sheath | GlideWear
Rated 3.00 out of 5 based on 3 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.
  • Providers have suggested HCPCS Code L8410
  • Please refer to our size chart tab below for instructions on how to measure your socket.
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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

Important! Please measure your socket brim before purchasing. See the size chart tab on how to measure.

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 your groin area. Machine or hand wash and dry after each use. Contact your healthcare provider if you have any questions about the use of this product.

Size Chart

To find out what size Brim Sheath you will need, please measure your socket brim circumference. There are 2 ways you can do this:

1. Measure the diameter, outside edge of your socket brim to the inside edge of your socket brim. Then take that measurement (diameter) times by 3.14 to get your circumference.

2. Use a piece of rope or a fabric tape measure around the widest part of your socket brim (usually the top).

Please take note, that our Brim Sheaths run small. If your socket brim circumference is at the higher end of any given size, we recommend going up a size to ensure the Brim Sheath is not too snug.

Please contact us at info@tamarackhti.com or call us at 866-795-0057 if you have any questions

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 0.2 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 7 × 2 in

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3 reviews for GlideWear Above-Knee Amputee Prosthetic Brim Sheath

  1. Rated 3 out of 5

    Pj Graham

    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.

    • GlideWear Products

      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.

  3. Rated 1 out of 5

    Richard Shackell (verified owner)

    I made the mistake of buying 2 and paying extra for quick shipping only to receive what looks more like a tiny elbow pad hankerchief that won’t even come close to being able to stretch across/over my prosthetic and aside from the width is so short it looks like none of their website photos. So best not to buy unseen. I ordered the large already an upsize from my prosthetic measurement, so I have no confidence in whether their XL would even fitnor look like their website marketing photos.

    • Rachel Mattson, Customer Service

      Thank you for your feedback! We are currently in the process of redesigning our Brim Sheath to better accommodate measuring and sizing concerns. Please stay tuned for improvements on this product. We will be sending you a XL to try free of charge. Please let us know if you have any other questions 866-795-0057.

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