Catheter Types

No-Touch/Closed Catheters

If no-touch or closed catheter systems had a personality, they’d be the bubble boys (and girls) of the catheter world. These catheters are distinguishable by two factors: they’re typically covered in head to toe – or from tip to funnel – with plastic, and they’re very, very expensive, being reimbursed under a completely different reimbursement …

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Compact Catheters

Compact catheters are catheters that are designed to take up as little room as possible. They’re usually very discreet and very small. You’ll likely have to put in a bit more work when using them – some catheters telescope or unwind like a fishing line – but honestly, if the product is well-designed, you probably …

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Uncoated Catheters

Uncoated catheters are the vanilla ice cream of the catheter world. Dependable (because they’re so simple), these catheters usually don’t feature the bells and whistles of your no-touch/closed catheter systems. That being said, there is subtle variation in these from manufacturer to manufacturer, and the type and stiffness of the material ends up having a …

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Hydrophilic/Ready-to-Use Catheters

Standard hydrophilic and ready-to-use catheters are pre-lubricated, unlike their uncoated counterparts. We’re calling them “standard” here because many of the more advanced/expensive catheter types – no-touch/closed catheters or compact catheters – come with a hydrophilic coating by default. Hydrophilic catheters and ready-to-use catheters both come with a lubricious coating already deposited on the surface of …

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