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Alps Superior Suspension Sleeve (SFB), Low to High Activity, High Density Gel, 2mm Thin

by ALPS South


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Alps Superior Suspension Sleeve (SFB), Low to High Activity, High Density Gel, 2mm Thin

by ALPS South


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  • **Manufacturer is experiencing 1-3 week production delays for some sizes.
  • Designed for moderate to highly active prosthetic users
  • 2mm thin uniform profile for reduced bulk
  • Creates a secure seal using a thinner profile
  • Exceptional comfort and range of motion
  • High performance fabric provides long term wear
  • Fabric prevents excessive vertical stretch and limits pistoning
  • Works for all activity levels
  • Excellent range of motion and easy knee flexion
  • HD Gel offers similar firm feel as silicone for superior control of your prosthesis
  • Latex free and hypoallergenic
  • Available in black color
  • Made in USA
  • Sold individually in polybag

The Alps Superior Sleeve (SFB) by Alps South was designed for all prosthesis users regardless of activity level.  The main objective of this sleeve is to provide a thin and less bulky sleeve, while still maintaining reliable suspension. The Alps team engineered the Superior Sleeve with their high density gel (HD) formula to better match the firm texture and feel of silicone, while still retaining the comfort of gel. A firmer gel translates into greater stability and control while participating in high activity events. The Superior Sleeve is suggested for those amputees that currently wear a silicone sleeve similar to Ossur's Iceross Sleeve.

To keep up with activity prosthetic users, the Alps team added a durable fabric that prevents excessive vertical stretch and maximizes durability. Horizontal stretch is not limited and permits complete freedom of movement, making this a great contender for anyone who loves cycling or yoga.

The Superior Sleeve creates secure suspension by sealing with the skin without compromising circulation. This below-knee sleeve is approved for use with either suction or vacuum systems (includes a pump). Installation is a breeze and cleaning is easy with Otto Bock Derma Clean. This below-the-knee prosthetic sleeve offers the perfect blend of high performance and durability.


The Alps Superior uses a High Density (HD) Gel to maintain its place for tight and confident suspension.

Directions for Use

Installing your Superior Sleeve (SFB) is easier than most sleeves. Insert the SFB Sleeve so that the inside is facing out and roll the sleeve up onto the socket.  Begin rolling and working the reflected lower half of your sleeve over your socket, until it's full reflected over your prosthetic socket. Once your sleeve is fully installed, begin rolling your sleeve from the top down to a level below your socket's trimelines.  When you're done it should look like a floating tube or a donut around your socket. Now your prosthetic leg is ready for you to place your residual limb inside and begin rolling your sleeve upward. Place your residual limb inside the socket and roll your Superior Sleeve onto your thigh.

Care Instructions

Daily: Be sure to clean the Alps Superior Sleeve on a daily basis with a light washcloth and neutral/pH-balanced soap, Alps Prosthetic Cleanser PD595 and Ottobock Derma Clean are especially made for this purpose. Do not scrub or rub the gel during washing, this can damage the gel. Rinse well because soap residue can cause skin issues. Make sure the Alps suspension sleeve is completely dry before using.

Weekly: Place a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a soft, clean cloth. Do not soak the Superior Sleeve in alcohol. Wipe the sleeve with a the cloth thoroughly, wipe dry with a towel. To remove a stain on the fabric side, use a cloth dampened in nail polish remover and rub until clean. Do NOT soak in nail polish or you will dissolve the gel!


Hand wash only, machine washing can damage the sleeve. Avoid petroleum jelly and other oil based lubricants, as they will damage your SFB Gel Sleeve. Do Not soak your SFB sleeve in alcohol. 


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