US 2476513 A
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July 19, 1949. E. scoTT 1 2,476,513
SURGICAL BELT Filed March 15, 1948 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 IN V EN TOR.
July 19, 1949. y E. E. scoT'r 2,476,513 SURGICAL BELT V Filed Maron 15, 194e '2 sheets-sheet 2 IN VEN TOR.
Patented July 19, 1949 fantasia f Y SURGICAL jjj, Edward E; Scott, Clar-indu,l Iowal j! .ApnflicationvMaren 15, 194s, serlialixm'.1432971.k
My invention relates to ysurgical belts and' more particularly to surgical belts adapted to support and secure colostomy vbagsfinlposition onthe abdomen of a patient, and an objectief my in- .vention is to provide a belt of the character indicated above which permits theremoval and vexchange of the colostomy bag without requiring the removal or even the loosening of the beltsecuring said bagzin working position.v y l Another object ofl my invention is to provide a belt of the class described adapted to press` the `colostomy bag firmly against the abdomen ofthe wearer to prevent seepage, of fluid; discharged from the colon without4 causing discomfort through the pressure exertedv on theabdomen.
l Other objects of my invention net specically mentioned may appear in the following specification describing my `invention withreference to the accompanying drawing rillustratinga preferred embodiment zof my invention. It is, however, to be understood that my inventionis Vnot to be limited or .restricted to the exact construction and combination of parts described in the specification and shown in` the drawing, but that such changes and modications can be made which fall within the scope of the claims appended hereto.
In order that my invention may be understood better, I will now proceed to describe it with reference to the accompanying drawing, in the several iigures of which similar parts are indicated by similar reference characters and wherein Figure 1 is a view in front elevation of a surgical belt constructed in accordance with an embodiment of the invention;
Figure 2 is a fragmentary elevational view of the rear of the iront of the belt;
Figure 3 is a detail sectional view taken substantially on the line 3--3 of Figure l;
Figure 4 is a rear elevational view of the belt;
Figure 5 is a fragmentary view in front elevation with the flap down and the bag omitted;
Figure 6 is a view in top plan of the disk associated with the bag; and
Figure '7 is a view in side elevation, with portions .broken away, of the bag and associated disk.
The surgical belt forming the subject matter of my invention comprises ya back Il) made from elastic webbing and provided on each of its front edges with a doubled over cloth strip II equipped in its Afront edge portion with a pliable stiffener I2. Rearw-ardly of said stifener, a plurality of eyes I3 are arranged in the cloth strip above each other and at equal distances from each other. The front F of the belt comprises a main portion s claims. (01; 12s- 283) I4 made from lcanvas orthe'likegin which a' door `flop .I5 is formedvby cutting .a horizontal slot :|64 adjacent the' upper edge of the belt vfront F and two vertical' 'slots' I'I vextending ydownwardly 'fromvthe ends :of-the'horizontal slot Ill,v so that `the door I5 is an integral partof the front F and can be dropped downwardly to open it. A 'Zipper I8 is arranged'in'eachof the vertical slots Iland a plurality of snap buttons 'I9 Aare secured vtothe door adjacent its upper edge, which are 'adapted to eng-age corresponding female snap parts 2G fastened on a cloth strip 2I sewn lonto the'upper lipfofr the horizon-tal slot I6.Y On each sideedgeof the vcanvas front, a `doubled-over cloth strip 22KV isv securedland providedl adjacent its free edgewith a pliable -stifIener 23., Forwardly front F andthe back II'I areconnected with each spending eyes I3 andr24 in the back and in the front respectively. The belt front portion I4 is I somewhat narrower .than the back I0, so thatthe cloth strips 22 on the belt front extend upwardly beyond the canvas portion and an elastic band 26 is secured to the upper edge of the canvas belt front portion an-d to the cloth strips 22 of said front.
It is easy to see that the belt as `described may be adjusted to t around persons of diierent sizes and in order to prevent the belt from creeping upwardly on a body after it has been adjusted, two adjustable elastic bands 21 :are secured to the belt back I0 and the belt front F and extend between the legs of a person using the belt.
A pad P is adapted to be removably secured on the inside of the door I5 and consists of sponge rubber filling 28 and a cover 29 made preferably from plastic cloth :and bound about the outer edges with textile tape 30. Two snap female buttons 3l are secured to the tape binding on either side of the pad and are located toward the lower half of the pad. On the canvas door I5, corresponding male snap parts 32 are arranged so that the pad P can be releasably secured in place. A rectangular hollow 33 is provided in the pad and extends from the bottom of the pad overal)- proximately four fths of the total height of the pad. The cover 29 extends over the entire front of the pad, closing the forward end of the hollow 33.
A rubber disk 34 is provided in its upper portion with a square opening 35. At each side of 3 this opening a slot 36 is arranged in the rubber disk and another slot 31 is located above the said opening. A colostomy bag 38 is preferably made from plastic cloth and is shaped like the toe portion of a shoe. Four aps 39 are formed about the opening of the bag. The lower ap extends through the lower portion of the square opening 35 and the other flaps project through the corresponding ,slot's and 3'| respectively. To facilitate'` the removal of any? exe'renrentr dis'- charged from the colon of a user of the belt, the
plastic colostomy .bag is lined with -a rernovallcrY paper bag 40.
When the lined colostomy the rubber disk 34, the disk is arrangedtomthe abdomen of the patient so that the stub of the @01cm extends into the bag, anew-heirbeen adjusted and put on the patient, sotliatthet colostomy bag projects into the rectangular liollow 33 in=the pad B which p resselsrthe disktightly against the abdomen. of" theA patient, preventing escape ofianyY excremental discharge fromthb'ag 38e When'the bag-ilsto'be emptied and cleaned, the door l5 isireleased.and droppd, .and"the disk Skis-lifted from the abdomen of the patient. The paper bag'. 40 isremoved, the plastic. bag 38'A is cleaned and relinedand mounted again on.` the eiskalt,- which is piacedin posh-,mhV on. the abdomen? ofi the patient. The door I5 is. lifted and secured in closed position so thatthev pad P engages the disk 34. p
The above: description shows clearlyy that` a surgicalbelt' according to my invention secures a colo'stomy bag safely in working positionon the 'body ofa patient and atthefsam'e time permits ienioval' of said bag. for cleaning purposes withoutA requiringr the` removal. orl even" loosening of the belt. Furthermore, the: belt of .my`inventi'on presses the rubberdisli:` holdingvr the colost'o'my bag tightlyf against the kabdomen of the; patientwithout causing discomfort byv this pressures-luce the padding fi'lsp'nge'i rubber will absorbl any excessive pressure; If necessary. the padPmay Y, along each of the two sides and the upper edge fthe opening, four naps formed on the open endioiithejcolostomy bag, the lower flap extending through the lower portion of the opening in tHe-rubber? disl-L and the other aps extending atv through the corresponding slots in said disk, pressed by the pad against the abdomen of a patient.
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fr surgicalr beitfssetfrth in claim I, in; cluding a removable paper liningfin the" formi of I615 surgical? 'l'eltl ass setA forth'l in claim 1, wh rein the pad'. consists@ af sp-enger rubber eozv eriifby'plastie eloth.- f Y Y A'A 'surgical belt as se't` forth inA claimv 1, wherein'thepadiisremoiramy secure'riionthe door 82 surgicl belt: as; setforthe in: claim. 1, miersirr` the: door: nap: isf adapted to: be releasaldiy secured in closedposition withi respecitozthebelt finnish Y EDWARD E.A SCOTT;