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Otto Bock Expands Offerings in SkinGuard® Technology  

Otto Bock HealthCare

Anti-Bacterial Protection Added to Test Sockets, New Liners 
(Minneapolis, MN) - Otto Bock HealthCare has greatly expanded use of the patented anti-bacterial technology, SkinGuard®.  SkinGuard® contains an innovative additive clinically proven to protect against a wide range of micro-organisms by inhibiting bacterial growth and thus reducing odor.
SkinGuard® now used in all test sockets.
All Otto Bock HealthCare test sockets are now fabricated using ThermoLyn® Rigid material containing SkinGuard® at no additional cost to the customer. ThermoLyn® Rigid is the same material Otto Bock has used for years in its test sockets.  It now comes with increased protection for patients, through the addition of SkinGuard®. 

New transfemoral liner also features SkinGuard®

Otto Bock’s Silicone Liner 6Y85 for transfemoral amputees joins the 6Y75 transtibial liner, both made with SkinGuard®.  Beyond improved hygiene, users gain increased comfort and durability in their SkinGuard® liner.  The soft silicone offers a silky, skin-friendly internal surface, dermatology-tested to avoid irritation.  The silicone textile is sturdy as well as easy to handle, allowing smooth donning and doffing of the liner, especially important for older patients and those with limited hand strength.  The soft distal cap is slightly flexible, also making it easier for users to step into and engage the prosthesis.
The 6Y75 and 6Y85 liners are suitable for patients with a low to moderate activity level and perform best in a shuttle-lock system.  Both the 6Y75 and 6Y85 SkinGuard® Silicone Liners are available in a wide range of sizes.
“We’re always looking for ways to add value for our customers and their patients,” said Peter Nohre, Director of Marketing, Otto Bock HealthCare US. “Offering SkinGuard® technology in as many ways possible is part of that commitment.”

Minnesota-based Otto Bock HealthCare LP was established in 1958 as the North American corporate headquarters of Otto Bock HealthCare, GmbH, based in Duderstadt, Germany. Otto Bock has more than 4,000 employees worldwide and produces over 40,000 types of prosthetic and orthotic components, mobility and rehabilitation products, and is the US leader in delivering continuous passive motion (CPM) services and related therapies.


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