180 Medical offers a wide selection of the top coudé-tip catheters available from manufacturers like Bard, Coloplast, Cure Medical, Hollister, Rusch, GentleCath, and many more.
A catheter with a coudé tip is designed with a slightly curved tip that makes it easier to pass strictures, enlarged prostates, or false passages. Coude catheters can also be referred to as Tiemann.
There can be different types of coudé catheters available such as tapered tip, olive tip, and Tiemann tip. Coudé catheters can also have a guide stripe that allows you to monitor the catheter tip more easily during insertion.
Tapered Tip Coudé Catheter
The standard coude catheter; this tip is designed with the short, strong curve, which is especially good for navigating through tight strictures. It can also be utilized for bypassing enlarged prostates, urethral or stomal false passages, or any other urethral traumas.
Olive Tip Coudé Catheter
A coudé catheter with a ball-shaped or rounded tip, which aids in smoother passage around obstructions to the bladder. The olive tip coudé is also an option for those with false passages, which a standard coudé or Tiemann tip coudé might catch on. The small bead can also be helpful for women to help in identifying the urinary meatus.
Tiemann Tip Coudé Catheter
This coudé catheter has an elongated, tapered tip and is made to be more pliable than the other two coudé catheter types. The catheter tip works best for navigating narrow passages (great for those with BPH, distended bladders or enlarged prostates, which can press on and tighten the urethra) by bypassing strictures. The pliability of the tip also aids in greater comfort during catheterization.
Coudé Catheter Types
Coudé catheters come in different types of catheter products such as closed system kits, hydrophilic catheters, and intermittent straight catheters. Click the links below to view different types of coudé catheters available to you.
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