ALPS Prosthetic Ointment is a vitamin A and D ointment used by amputees who are experiencing a rash, contact dermatitis or an abrasion. Alps formulated their ointment to soothe and protect the skin inside your prosthesis. The manufacturer recommends using this prosthetic ointment at night when you have removed your prosthesis. Many amputees have been known to place small amounts of Alps Ointment under their prosthetic liner, specifically along the top edge to prevent rashes. Alps Prosthetic Ointment reduces shear forces & friction between a silicone liner and your skin. This amputee ointment can be applied at the top edge of your prosthetic liner, fibular head, knee cap, or condyles if necessary; basically any prominent bones on your residual limb. Recommended for use with: • Silicone • Urethane Not recommended with: • Gel liners (thermoplastic) – All ALPS Gel Liners • May deteriorate Gel over time.
Vitamins A and D in a base of light mineral oil, white petrolatum, and yellow patrolatum.
Chafing Treatment - The general treatment for chafing is to treat the area by washing with a prosthetic cleanser and cool to luke warm water. Then apply Alps Prosthetic Ointment and cover with a bandaid or Spenco 2nd Skin. This works well and most amputees prefer the A and D ingredients in Alps Prosthetic Ointment. (Yes, the diaper rash ointment!) It relieves pain and itch, promotes healing, and keeps the area lubricated so you can continue walking without discomfort.
For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of eye contact, flush with water. Do not apply over open wounds or infected areas. Alps Prosthetic Ointment is not safe for use with any amputee products made with Gel. This amputee ointment may deteriorate those amputee supplies with time.