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    Leg Bag Holder Options

    Hi Gang,

    For decades I used the Holister 9805 leg bag with this leg bag holder (knee) https://www.urocare.com/EN/Products/FrbcLgBgHldrsEN.php

    I use a leg bag emptier and thus leave the valve open and drainage tube is pinched by the leg bag emptier. Hollister at some point changed the manufacturing and their leg bags started to leak from the circular area of the valve. I then switched to Bard flip flow but they do not fit in the above holder. The Bard leg bag holder is useless netting. I found this: https://www.llmedico.com/netti-one-l...ne-bag-holder/ and have been using - but they are out of stock and CS indicates they may never be re-stocked. Works ok, but not as well constructed as the Urocare.

    Ideally Bard would make a leg bag holder similar to the Urocare that fits their Bard flip flow 32oz. (https://lifesupply.ca/brd-150619-cs5...-valve-medium/)

    Until then, what are you guys using for your leg bag holder (BARD users in particular.) ?

    Thanks!

    #2
    I only use foleys when I travel, so don't have great knowledge, but use the setup for a week to 10days or so. I use the same holder as the urocare link you posted, and I just use this Rusch bag which fits nicely. The emptier might not work for you though, as it sticks out quite a bit when open for draining, and could cause some grief if left always open. But it looks pretty similar to the Bard bag you posted. YMMV

    https://www.indemedical.com/Rusch-Ea...gs_p_3639.html
    https://www.indemedical.com/Urocare-...er_p_5054.html
    "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"

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      #3
      I use a medium cost $7.65 each. They have velcro straps that hold the leg bag and velcro that holds it to your leg. Cheap, washable and last for years. I have mine on my left leg above where the calf muscle used to be lol. I use the 19oz bags and the cap just hidden by my britches. Easy to get at but I am a t4. get all my bags etc here. https://www.allegromedical.com/cathe...s-p192606.html the wide ones are 17 bucks, I would make my own b4 I paid that much!

      https://www.facebook.com/john.baxter.1213986

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        #4
        Here's my rig. Been serving me well this way for 15? years. 32oz bag makes for serenity about overfilling. I also carry around a spare "leg bag tubing" which I can plug into the drain and extend it. Handy for pit stops in the car or when I get in a situation where I can't find a good perch for my ankle to keep that little golden stream out of my yard!


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        69yo male T12 complete since 1995
        NW NJ

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          #5
          Hi guys. Appreciate your input.

          McDuff - I think I may try the Rusch you mentioned. I'm getting old and don't like change! lol!

          CapnGimp - I tried various straps on my skinny legs too but they always slide. As a quad, I'm pretty spazzy and have a lot of that tap dance action.

          pfcs49 - Sweet Jesus! Are we glad that pic got cropped where it did! LOL! I use the 32oz as well - but the disposable . I drink a lot of water. Back in my rehab days they steered us away from reusable (due to infection control i think.) I like - and have tried the strap above the knee on your thigh. That is genius and the key to prevent slide down. Is that tape on your thigh holding it?

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            #6
            Is that tape on your thigh holding it?

            No. The strap (Bard "deluxe fabric leg straps"#150507) is velcro. Shortened, it works well gripping it's velcro mate at both ends.
            Doing that means that the closure end of the main strap shares a little space for the support strap but it's still plenty well attached.
            I also wrap a couple turns of 1" fabric tape around the entry to the bag and the support strap. Doing so may be over-kill but it makes the plumbing neat and tidy as well as preventing the supple latex top of the bag from drooping/folding and stopping urine flow.
            https://www.healthproductsforyou.com...ag-straps.html

            PS: I have a suprapubic catheter.
            And, believe me, you're not missing anything of note!
            69yo male T12 complete since 1995
            NW NJ

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