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We are a dedicated team of multidisciplinary professionals that are passionate about bringing innovative solutions to the limb-loss community. In the U.S. alone there are currently more than 4.2 million amputees, and with the prevalence of diabetes and trauma incidents increasing, this number is growing significantly by the day. In fact, today in the United States alone there will be more than 500 new amputees per day taking their first steps !
Over 75% of lower limb amputees experience high prevalence of skin irritation, infection and embarrassing odor. These skin problems are caused by mechanical forces, allergic reactions, and fungal and bacterial infections which can be exacerbated by heat and perspiration buildup. For many, these issues are chronic and impact their ability to return to normal social engagement or work activities.
Our mission was to develop a Standard of Care for Amputee Hygiene Management. The result; The Liner Wand, with our patented Apocrine hygiene technology.
The Liner Wand Product
There is currently no clinically proven ‘standard of care’ for liner hygiene and Management. The vast majority of the world’s 30 million amputees consistently suffer from skin irritation, discomfort, and unwanted odor from their prosthetic liners.
Until now, liner hygiene has been delivered via traditional soaps and alcohol wipes whose decontaminating effects can be short-lived, ineffective, and even counterproductive.
The Liner Wand w/Apocrine® is the first deep-cleaning prosthetic liner system clinically proven to reduce odor and irritation while enhancing comfort and quality of life. The Liner Wand® is positioned to become the ‘standard of care’ in Liner Hygiene.
The Liner Wand Product
The Liner Wand eliminates the worry and embarrassment often associated with liner care and hygiene. Let The Liner Wand w/ Apocrine give you the freedom you’re looking for.
Skin irritation and chafing
Dead skin build up
Odor from bacterial growth
Become the Standard of Care for Amputee Hygiene Management, and Support the Goals of Equitable Access to Innovative Health Care.
51-year-old woman with BKA secondary to DM.
Patient reports wearing prosthetics most of every day. Apocrine was applied to two roll-on locking liners with five successive treatments to date. Patient reported good results, lack of odor and good skin integrity. No adverse events. “The application to my gel liners has reduced the odors since the first application”, Patient reports. “I look forward to seeing if the application will permanently reduce odors in my gel liner over time and look forward to continued use of the application”.
75% of lower limb amputees experience high prevalence of skin irritation, infection and odor. These skin problems are caused by mechanical forces, allergic reactions, and fungal and bacterial infections which can be exacerbated by heat and perspiration buildup. (Koc 2008).
Liner Wand users have high satisfaction with reported lower skin irritation and remarkable odor reduction. The Liner Wand is highly effective even with extensively worn liners which typically are extremely challenging.
As part of our mission at BI Medical we are committed to supporting the goal of equitable access to innovative health care. It is our belief to balance our business goals with social good initiatives especially when it involves novel science and technology. We are pleased to working with Vocational Rehab Counselors across the country to bring a truly life-changing solution to amputees needing critical support to return to school and work. BI Medical is a registered vendor in most states. Contact us to learn more.
We are forever thankful to our Vets and their service. Those that have experienced advanced medical problems and/or limb loss are especially deserving of our support. We are pleased to be working with the VA Amputation System of Care to provided all Veterans access to our Liner Wand products. We also work with local Veterans associations to address special needs on an individual basis. BI Medical is a registered VA vendor. Contact us to learn more.