- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Spina Bifida (SB)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Straight: Straight tip intermittent catheters are standard straight catheters. Also referred to as “uncoated” catheters, they require the application of lubricant to reduce friction and discomfort with insertion and removal. These catheters are typically the most affordable and are the ideal choice for those who do not have insurance or are under-insured.
Coude: A coude catheter is an intermittent catheter with a curved insertion tip that is designed to make it easier for use in males if there is difficulty navigating over the prostate curve.
Hydrophilic: Hydrophilic catheters are the best choice for individuals who experience discomfort during the self-catheterization process. TruCath® hydrophilic catheters have a special coating that is water-activated, acting like a lubricant sticking to the surface. When this special coating is activated, it creates an ultra-slippery surface allowing for overall easier insertion and removal that is virtually painless. The touch-free sleeve helps to minimize cross-contamination and is used to guide the catheter during insertion and removal.
Closed System: A closed system catheter is a touch-free, all-in-one catheter system that includes a pre-lubricated catheter with an attached collection bag. The introducer tip shields the catheter from bacteria in the beginning of the urethra where most bacteria is concentrated and can help prevent urinary tract infections.
The smooth polished eyelets in TruCath® catheters are smooth to the touch and slightly recessed for comfort during catheterization. This is especially important for removal when there is less lubricant on the catheter. Their size and offset positioning along the catheter tip allow for above-average flow rate that helps to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs).