Sterile 750ml Leg Bags

Rated 4/5 based on 4 reviews.

$4.80 each when purchasing 4 or more

$5.60

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These sterile In Health 750ml leg bags and come in a choice of either 10cm or 30cm inlet tube.

Features:

  • Sterile
  • 10 or 30cm inlet tube
  • Anti-reflux valve
  • T-valve outlet
  • Backing: Flocked
  • Button up elastics included

 

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SKU SB31SLE
Brand In Health
Shipping Weight 0.0900kg

Not impressed.

By: on 12 October 2021
OK, first the context. I am using these "in-health" for all day and night use with uridomes. Being as mentioned in a report on the uridomes, I am quite parsimonious and get several weeks use from a bag before it irreparably develops a leak. I used some of these bags as being (significantly) cheaper and higher capacity than the Hollister 9652 but will not be purchasing them again (will try out the "P" bags). · · · · · · · · · · The first and major design defect with this design is the non-return valve; this is small and visible immediately below the inlet tube. The inlet tube is vastly stiffer than the bag material, so it tends to kink the bag as it is necessarily rotated to one side or the other. Either this or allowing the bag itself to fold under the top straps causes the non-return valve to block. While this may in the short term be tolerable for an indwelling catheter, it will cause a uridome to "blow off" - a *major* problem. The non-return valve on the Hollister bags occupies the whole width of the bag and does not suffer from this problem. · · · · · · · · · · Second problem: the "barbed joiner" which connects the inlet tube to the uridome/ catheter is only barbed on the catheter side, unlike on the Hollister 9652 where it is also barbed to fit the inlet tube. So this is easily dislodged and must be frequently checked. (I do try to salvage the connectors from the Hollister!) · · · · · · · · · · Third problem : the strap slots. It may seem logical to have these as vertical slots. This turns out to be poor engineering as the ends of these punched slots become a stress point and over time a split propagates from these in either direction, to the edge of the bag causing the strap to be released and the bag to come loose, *and* in the other direction progressing toward the bag's reservoir resulting in a leak. Now this is presumably not a problem if the bag is used only a couple of days but with daily rinsing, I expect to use it for a far longer duration. The *first* correction of this fault would be a small circular punch out at each end of the slot as in the Hollister design, but even that while much superior, can also eventually suffer the same failures. Placing the slots obliquely might be an improvement, but I suspect a larger circular punch-out would be the most durable. In the meantime, I reinforce the bag above and below the slots with tape (3M Durapore). · · · · · · · · · · Another problem is the "T" valve which becomes progressively harder to operate over use due to the deposition of struvite. The valve can be cleaned to some extent by popping off the white cap and pushing (not pulling) the other part through. · · · · · · · · · · Two *good* details of this bag include firstly, the straps which are vastly more durable than the Velcro straps whose "loop" material rapidly degrades with use. As I remove the lower strap in order to empty the bag, it is quite easy with practice to re-fit them in the dark by touch. Secondly, the flock is bonded to the bag and does not fall apart as does the separate flock sheet on the Hollister. Did I miss anything?
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Paralogic Response
Thanks for your feedback, good and bad we need to hear it. We will send these concerns onto the manufacturer – however as you have recognised this is sold as a single use product and usage as recommended would hopefully result in a better experience.

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