A pessary is a flexible device made of silicone that is used to reduce pelvic organ prolapse (dropping of pelvic organs like the bladder, uterus) and UI in women. The invention is a vaginal pessary, the perimeter can be self adjusted to suit a variety of women and to suit different situations. It can be easily inserted by the woman herself, thereby eliminating the necessity of a medical examination to determine an appropriate pessary size or the help of a trained health professional to perform its insertion.
Primary Application of the Technology
The Problem Solved by the Technology
The adjustable pessary is used to contain urine and vaginal leak for women with this medical condition.
How the Technology Solves the Problem
The proposed pessary has two separate mechanisms for inflating and deflating portions of the pessary and thus causing its length and/or aperture to increase or decrease to fit every user.
The pessary is self adjustable to different vaginal sizes and different physical efforts. Easy to use and install, no need to have repeated visits to the doctor. The product will save the need for surgery and particularly suitable for women who are not candidates for surgery.
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U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:
Class 128: Surgery
Methods of treatment of the living body and apparatus used in the inspection and treatment of diseases, wounds, and other abnormal conditions of the bodies of humans and lower animals. This class includes methods and means for manufacturing surgical appliances which are not classifiable in other classes.