ShearBan Purchase Options - Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

ShearBan® PTFE Sheets, Rivet Covers & Cosmetic Patches

ShearBan® is a patented, self-adhesive, low friction interface that provides targeted protection from friction & shear forces that contribute to the formation of hot spots, blisters, calluses, and diabetic foot ulcers.

ShearBan® Self-Adhesive, Low-Friction Sheets for Foot Blister and Ulcer Care

ShearBan is a patented ultra-low friction film with durable self-adhesive backing that provides long-lasting protection from the shear stress that cause skin abrasion, calluses, corns, blisters, bunions, and foot ulceration by strategically reducing friction in the contact area. ShearBan is ideal for addressing problem or at-risk areas in orthopedic braces, prosthetic sockets, footwear, insoles, athletic equipment, and more. Available in 8″ x 12″ sheets, Rivet Covers and Cosmetic Patches (for concealing hardware).

Strategic Friction Reduction!

ShearBan works by reducing friction only in specific, at-risk areas of footwear, insoles, medical devices and sports equipment to protect sensitive tissue from wound-causing friction. We think of this as Strategic Friction Reduction. Friction is retained in surrounding areas to optimize mobility and stability for users. Unlike on-skin bandages designed for temporary coverage, ShearBan provides months of lasting protection with a single application. Using Strategic Friction Reduction principals, ShearBan enhances the ability of orthotic and prosthetic design allowing for achievement of greater alignment and functional outcomes than by using ‘pressure management’ alone to protect the skin.


  • Reduces the friction/shear that cause skin breakdown
  • Enhances patients’ comfort and improves function by reducing painful rubbing
  • Provides a greater margin of safety for individuals who are highly susceptible to skin breakdown; especially individuals with neuropathic foot conditions, amputations, or foot deformities
  • Maximizes orthopedic support and correction beyond what’s possible with pressure offloading alone due to the reduction in tissue deformation where ShearBan is used
  • Lasts many months before replacement may be necessary

Available in Three Convenient Formats:

8 x 12 inch Sheets

Recommended for installation by foot care professionals. Trim sheet material to desired shape and size for a custom fit on any footwear, insole, medical device, or sports equipment. Available in single and 5-sheet packs in blue, beige, and black colors.

3/4″ and 15/16″ Rivet Cover Patches

Recommended for improving the quality and appearance of any orthosis or prosthesis by concealing screws and rivets, such as strap mounting hardware, to prevent skin contact and metal corrosion. Available in black or beige colors.

Rivet cover patches could be useful to improve quality and appearance in any application where a fastener should be covered up for cosmetic or protection reasons.

Cosmetic Patches

Recommended to create a smooth, easy to clean and cosmetically appealing finish for any Tamarack ankle joint product.  Cosmetic Patches could be a useful covering over any other orthotic or prosthetic application. Available in black or beige colors. Available exclusively through industry suppliers and licensed Orthotic-Prosthetic healthcare providers.

Learn how Shearban Reduces Friction

Questions? Email: or call 763-795-0057 to discuss which ShearBan product is right for your individual need.