View Full Version : This looks like something interesting for men with mild incontinence
03-19-2007, 08:22 PM
It is called the Acticuf. http://www.gturological.com/
03-20-2007, 02:46 AM
Smacks a bit too much of a Cunningham Clamp to me.
Compressing the penis to occlude the urethra on anyone with a higher injury is likely to cause AD. For anyone, regular use can cause both reflux and urethral strictures.
For men with a areflexive bladder, a condom catheter is safer. If a small amount of leakage is a problem, I recommend instead a Conveen Drip Collector (http://www.brucemedical.com/conmensdripc.html). Many of my clients who are SCI athletes use these for small amounts of leakage when working out.
03-27-2007, 04:57 PM
I've been using it the last week off and on and staying dry so far, it really does not put too much pressure to the urethra and I do not notice any skin problems and no A/D which I am normally very sensitive too. I called the company and asked if it had been tested at all in spinal cord injured people and they said no, but they have not seen many problems other than an occassional complaint form a/b's that it causes some discomfort. The only time I have to be careful is when removing it as urine spurts out so I just hold a small jar in front of my penis and then empty it and proceed to do a cath.
I certainly would would not suggest using it all the time as it might cause problems, but I am mainly using it when I wear shorts and dont what to wear a leg bag when using my FES bike. I am still monitoring it closely for any problems.
03-27-2007, 09:39 PM
Question for the Nurse. I do notice when I take off the Acticuf there is a lot pressure, the pee kinda spurts out about 2 feet. Hopefully there is no way I could blow up my Urethra or enlarge it because of this? The company tells me this is normal and even lists a procedure for removing the Acticuf so as to spill as little pee as possible. What do you think? It is pretty great to be continent again, before I would leak a little everytime I transfered or leaned forward.