the hodge pessary
Hodge Pessaries come in various styles and belong to the Lever pessary group.
Hodge Pessaries are used to relieve symptoms of stress urinary incontinence in a woman who has a very small vaginal introitus.
Hodge pessaries are also used in cases of repeated miscarriages due to an incompetent cervix by repositioning the weight on the growing fetus.
The Hodge helps relieve uterine retro displacement that is accompanied by symptoms of backache and/or dysmenorrhea. The folding pessary is manually shape-able and the anterior bar is applied behind the pubic arch, there by helping to support the proximal urethra
The variants of the Hodge pessary are:
Hodge with support
Hodge with knob
Hodge with knob and support.
Shape can be manipulated to the form of the patient
Milex Hodge with support and knob
Suggested for women with more severe prolapse and SUI
milex Hodge with support
Suggested for women with a slight uterine descent
Dr Arabin Hodge
Slightly softer and easier to manipulate the shape than the Milex
Milex Hodge with knob
Used for women with SUI and or cystocele