ARABIN® Hodge Pessary

The Hodge pessary is meanwhile only used in patients when ring pessaries are not functional or tolerated because of anatomical aberrations or earlier operations.

Description

The hodge pessary consists of high-quality silicone with a half-stiff aluminium filling to allow different shaping. It can be stored at temperatures from 1 to 30 °C protected from UV radiation without contact to reactive media, gas, ozone or mineral oil.

A detailed updated clinical evaluation can be found under Downloads / Clinical Evaluation.

Application

The Hodge pessary was introduced as a stiff ring bended in two dimensions, whereby the „elevation of the uterus“ was the primary indication, which has lost its significance. The Hodge pessary is meanwhile only used in patients when ring pessaries are not tolerated or note functional because of anatomical aberrations or earlier operations.

Note

The maximal uninterrupted period of application is 30 days. It is recommended that the patient changes the pessary herself, i.e. she may remove it in the evening and insert it in the morning. The patient should be trained about application, change or additional therapies by healthcare professionals.

The pessary contains a metal spring for stabilization. This can affect test results (e.g. CT, MRI, X-ray) and security controls (e.g. at the airport) and might acquire removal.

The product must not be used by other patients. The pessary may be cleaned by running water without using any disinfectant.

Application, monitoring and removal

The instructions are revised according to published studies and post-clinical follow-up.

The most recent version is located in Downloads / Instructions.

A comparison of this device in relation to the indication of all our devices can be found in this overview table

Additional information

Sizes

55 mm, 60 mm, 65 mm, 70 mm, 75 mm, 80 mm, 85 mm, 90 mm, 95 mm