Assistive device to drain bladder for women

– facilitates bathroom visits for women with impaired leg function

Assistive device to drain bladder for women
Assistive device to drain bladder for women

Description
A custom-designed device helps to separate the legs during self-catheterization. The device consists of a metal rod that has padded bowl-shaped supports made to fit the user’s thighs on either side. A mirror is attached to the middle of the rod.

Users comments
The user had a similar assistive device made by an occupational therapist at Sahlgrenska Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden when she was injured. She is extremely satisfied with the device. This particular device was custom-designed at thr orthopedic workshop, Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

Made by
OT-center, Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Paid for by
County Council

Whose idea
User’s occupational therapist

This tip is from 2010

Tipsare: Anonym 15

The person has a paraplegia.