Medalin Limited was founded in 1994 with the philosophy of producing the very best products and services for our customers. Based in Lutterworth, Leicestershire in the East Midlands, Medalin is ideally situated to service the prosthetic limb industry throughout the United Kingdom and also our export markets.
Being the sole manufacturer and producer of the complete product range allows the Company to provide the best service and value possible. The highest standard of materials and strict quality control ensures the products are among the finest in the industry.
The equipment used to produce our range of prosthetic socks is unique to the industry and has been specifically developed by us to our own exacting specifications and have been designed to give the highest standards of quality and repeatability.
Our Comfort Top is a specially developed stitch structure that delivers the stretch and control necessary to retain the shape and fit of the sock without the restriction of normal elastic welts.
Only the finest quality long fibre-combed cotton is used in the manufacturing process. The cotton is spun to our special requirements to give a softer fuller feel that is evidenced in the final product.
• We use the most environmentally friendly processes possible. All the materials used in Medalin products conform to the internationally recognized Öko-Tex Standard 100. As a class 1 medical product they meet the human ecological requirements for articles in direct contact with the skin.
• There are no inner seams in the garments to create pressure points and the whole product range is pre-shrunk in the final washing process to ensure it will retain its size and shape.
• The complete range of Medalin products are produced with a non-fray hole that allows them to be used with the Silicon Lock-Pin system.
Medalin plain fabric prosthetic socks are used to provide a comfortable, breathable support between the prosthetic device and residual limb. The garment is manufactured using the very finest quality cotton and Lycra® which gives the very best comfort possible. The sock has a plain structure which gives a snug fit between the prosthetic device and the residual limb and provides some cushioning during every day use. Medalin terry prosthetic socks are packaged with a white label to aid identification.
Medalin terry prosthetic socks have a toweling structure which has several benefits: it provides more cushioning than plain fabric prosthetic socks and the loops in the fabric help wick moisture away from the residual limb moving it to the outer layer of fabric where it can evaporate. Medalin plain fabric prosthetic socks are packaged with a yellow label to aid identification.
We also produce versions of our socks for use with the Silicone Lock-Pin system which provide a comfortable, padded support between the prosthetic device and Silicone Lock-Pin system inner sheath. The garment is produced with a non-fray hole so the lock-pin can connect to the prosthesis sandwiching the sock between the inner silicone sheath and the prosthetic device.
Medalin Dual Thickness socks are for use with a below knee prosthesis. The sock is half terry fabric and half plain fabric, with two variants: upper portion terry / lower portion plain fabric and upper portion plain /lower portion terry fabric. Medalin Dual Thickness socks are especially good for packing out parts of a socket. This may have been done previously with two socks or pieces of fabric (cut socks) to do the same job, this is a much neater solution and has the benefit of not rucking in the socket causing discomfort.
Medalin prosthetic socks come in several width sizes; the smallest is suitable for use as a child's arm mitt/below knee sock or an adult arm mitt. The below knee terry prosthetic sock is suitable for below knee amputees. There are a number of sizes of above knee prosthetic sock, each with enhanced lateral stretch. Every product types comes in several lengths to suit specific user needs. Many people prefer the longer socks so they can be folded back over the prosthetic device to help secure it and provide even more comfort.
Our Chopart socks are short foot conventional ribbed socks with the heel manufactured from soft cotton and Lycra®. No elastic is used in the rib to avoid constriction. They are seamless, with no seam on the inside of the sock to rub, chafe or put any pressure on the skin.
The Medalin Wellness range of Diabetic and Oedema socks are primarily developed for use by people with diabetes, vascular disorders and other circulatory problems where footwear is of the utmost importance. They help provide the first barrier of protection against pressure, irritation and the chafing of sensitive skin. Pressure is a potential cause of sores and ulcers. To ensure maximum comfort only the highest quality yarns are used in the making of this product. The main component of the sock is 90% finest combed cotton for moisture absorbency, combined with the gentle control of Lycra® giving the wearer an unsurpassed fit. No elastic is used in the top of the sock, relying only on the gentle control of the rib for support.