Coudé Tip Catheters
180 Medical offers a wide selection of the top coudé tip urinary catheters on the market. Sometimes, these are known as bent tip or curved tip catheters. 180 Medical offers coudé catheter supplies from many of the top catheter brands like GentleCath, SpeediCath, Cure Medical, Hollister, Magic3, Bard, Rusch, and more.
What is a Coudé Catheter?
A urinary catheter with a coudé tip is designed with a slightly curved tip that makes it easier for those who may have difficulty passing a straight catheter. It has a curved tip to more easily pass by strictures, false passages, and/or an enlarged prostate.
Types of Coudé Catheters
Different types of coudé catheters are available, depending on your anatomy and preferences. These options include:
- Tapered tip coudé
- Olive tip coudé
- Tiemann tip coudé
Coudé catheters can also have a guide stripe that allows you to monitor the catheter tip more easily during insertion.
Tapered Tip Coudé Catheter
This is the standard tip for most coudé catheters. Its insertion tip is a short, strong curve, which is especially good for navigating through tight strictures. It may also help bypass enlarged prostates, urethral or stomal false passages, or any other urethral traumas.
Olive Tip Coudé Catheter
Olive tips have 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. It’s 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. In addition, the pliability of the tip also aids in greater comfort during catheterization.
Your Catheter Product Options
Coudé catheters come in different types of catheter products such as closed system catheter kits, hydrophilic catheters, and uncoated catheters.