A catheter leg strap is a fabric band or pouch that goes around your leg to comfortably secure your urinary drainage bag in place. Express Medical Supply carries resuable straps as well as disposable straps. There are several closure methods, such as buttons or velcro. We also sell a wider fabric strap for extra security. Another option is a leg pouch that is worn around the thigh or calf. This fabric wrap holds the leg bag in place by slipping it into a pocket-like opening. Both the catheter leg bag covers and straps position the leg bag in such a way that the urinary drainage valves are facing outward for maximum comfort. For help choosing the right product, please see our blog post on leg bag straps and holders.
If you are looking for a urinary drainage bag that doesn't require separate leg straps, the Dispoz-A-Bag from Bard Medical is a great option. This Bard urinary leg bag has latex straps already built in that are connected to the incontinence bag for ultimate convenience. Bard also makes a machine washable fabric leg bag holder for the Dispoz-A-Bag in a pouch style that does not need a catheter leg strap at all. Each Bard urinary leg bag is made of durable vinyl and has anti-reflux valves to prevent urine backflow.
An external urinary catheter is one type of catheter that is used with a leg bag. These catheters are also known as male incontinence condoms because they roll over the penis like a condom would. There are three-piece external condom catheters, called Texas catheters, that consist of a sheath, a rubber catheter tube, and a plastic insert. Another type of external incontinence catheter is a single piece made of clear plastic to monitor the health of the skin. Both of these disposable urinary catheters connect to a urine catheter bag worn on the thigh or calf to allow fluid to drain.
A urine catheter bag can also be used with a foley urinary catheter. These silver coated catheters help to prevent infection in the urethra. A water-filled balloon at the end of the flexible urinary catheter helps keep it in the proper position. We have a wide selection of these catheters in latex material or an all silicone Foley catheter for those who have latex allergies. For additional information, see our foley catheter buying guide.