patent number 6558312
An intraurethral device that can be used to inhibit leakage of urine due to incontinence is provided. The intraurethral device can include a urethral plug made from a biocompatible, flexible material. The intraurethral device can also include a first insertion element in operative communication with a second insertion element to facilitate self-insertion of the urethral plug into the urethra. Furthermore, in some instances, various mechanisms can be provided to keep the intraurethral device substantially sterile and/or clean prior to and/or during the insertion process.
Clemson University (Clemson, SC)