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Publication numberUS2684673 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 27, 1954
Filing dateJun 13, 1951
Priority dateJun 13, 1951
Publication numberUS 2684673 A, US 2684673A, US-A-2684673, US2684673 A, US2684673A
InventorsLerman Samuel
Original AssigneeLerman Samuel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Surgical dressing support
US 2684673 A
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July 27, 1954 s. LERMAN SURGICAL DRESSING SUPPORT Filed June 13, 1951 INVENTOR flmnaefcfehmm' ATTORNEYS Patented July 27, 1954 umrso s.

1 Claim.

The present invention relates to a surgical dressing support or binder.

More particularly the present invention relates to a binder which is especially adapted to retain in place surgical dressings which have been applied to the rectal or perineal area, i. e. the area between the root of the scrotum and anus.

Surgical incisions within the area above defined are relatively common and up to the present time retaining a dressing in place within the narrow area thus defined has presented a considerable problem. Since this area is between the thighs of a wearer and the dressing is necessarily of substantial bulk, it has been very diflicult to retain the dressing in place.

It is one of the objects of the present invention, therefore, to provide a novel surgical dressing support or binder capable of being readily retained upon the body of a wearer and adapted to retain in place a surgical dressing applied to the area between the root of the scrotum and anus.

A second general object of the present invention is to provide a surgical dressing support or binder of the character described, which is adapted to be adjusted so as to fit wearers of different sizes.

A third general object of the present invention is to provide in a surgical dressing support of the character described an opening capable of permitting the passage of the male external genitalia.

Still another object of the present invention is to provide a surgical dressing support having a maximum width at the lower portion of the wearers buttocks so as to prevent shifting or falling of a surgical dressing beneath the buttocks and covering the area between the root of the scrotum and anus.

Other objects and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from the subsequent description and figures of the drawing, wherein:

Fig. 1 is a front elevation of the surgical dressing support of the present invention in position on a wearer;

Fig. 2 is a rear elevation similar to Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a vertical transverse section through the surgical dressing support in position on a wearer; and

Fig. 4 is a plan view of the surgical dressing support.

Referring to the figures of the drawing, and particularly Fig. 4 thereof, the surgical dressing support of the present invention includes a front portion Ill and a rear portion ll connected by a connecting portion I 2. Stitched or otherwise suitably joined to the upper end of the rear portion II is a tie member it. At the upper end of the front portion there is provided a plurality of slots including a lower pair of slots l4 and i5 and. an upper pair of slots 16 and El. Formed in part within the front portion Hi and the connecting portion 12 is a generally oval opening I8. It will be noted further that the side edges of the support indicated at l9 and 26 are inwardly curved to form the relatively narrow connecting portion l2, these curved edges being indicated at 2! and 22, respectively. The inward curved edges 2| and 22 are so formed that a maximum width is provided at the lower end of the rear portion I I so as to form the portions 23 and 24 best shown in Fig. 2.

Referring to Fig. 3, the reference numeral 25 indicates the approximate location of the root of the scrotum of the wearer. The reference numeral 26 indicates the approximate location of the anus. The reference numeral 2'! indicates approximately the area of the incision, and the reference numeral 28 the surgical dressing.

In utilizing the surgical dressing support of the present invention, the dressing 28 is placed in position and the support may be quickly placed in position on the body of the wearer with the ends of the tie member I3 passed through either the lower slots l4 and I5, as indicated in Fig. 1, or the upper slots 16 and Il When thus assembled the support closely conforms to the body and retains the dressing firmly in place. It is to be noted that the dressing support is so proportioned that the actual support relies on the hip bones of the wearer, i. e. the crest of the ilium on each side for its support, the ties l3 passing over these structures as they pass around the body. The dressing support may be made of any suitable material, such as a heavy muslin or the like.

As shown in Fig. 3 and indicated in dotted lines the male genitalia 29 will protrude through the opening I8 and the opening I8 is so placed with relation to the other portions of the support that nursing care is at a minimum. The opening allows the patient to void or allows transmission of a catheter for treatment without the removal of the dressing. As may be noted the opening IS, in combination with the other elements, is one of the important features of the present invention. However, it is within the broad scope of the present invention to eliminate this opening and its function while still retaining all of the other advantages.

I claim:

A surgical dressing support for retaining in place a surgical dressing applied to the area between the root of the scrotum and anus comprising a front portion, a rear portion, a relatively narrow short connecting portion being bounded by inwardly curved edge portions extending between said front and rear portions, said curved edge portions curving sharply outward toward said rear portion so that the lower end of said rear portion will extend beneath the buttocks of a wearer and thereby prevent movement of said surgical dressing, tie members extending from said rear portion, means on said front portion for receiving, said tie members and an opening for permitting passage of male external genitalia 4? formed in part from said front portion and said connecting portion.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 654,856 Steele July 31, 1900 1,995,531 Bachelis Mar. 26, 1935 2,283,178 Brown May 19, 1942 2,571,577 Howard M Oct. 16, 1951 2,591,079 Leaton Apr. 1, 1952 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 291,995 Italy Dec. 31, 1931 770,799

France July 9, 1934

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US2841147 *Nov 17, 1954Jul 1, 1958Dunbar S MclaurinDiscardable hygienic kit
US3247846 *Jul 10, 1963Apr 26, 1966Fuller Pharmaceutical CompanyShielding appliance
US4378010 *Apr 10, 1981Mar 29, 1983V.M.G.E. Research & Development Corp.Medical support and protector
US4702239 *Apr 1, 1986Oct 27, 1987Tadashi IchikawaUnderwear for men
US6080125 *May 15, 1997Jun 27, 2000Mott; George E.Abdominal postoperative binder
US6270469 *Jun 23, 2000Aug 7, 2001George E. MottAbdominal postoperative binder and method of use
US8615815 *Apr 2, 2012Dec 31, 2013Daryl Lervy DahlquistUndergarment for hernia relief and other purposes
US8726423Oct 29, 2012May 20, 2014Hai GuUndergarment, particularly for men
US8782817Mar 12, 2013Jul 22, 2014Hai GuUndergarment, particularly for men
US20120253256 *Apr 2, 2012Oct 4, 2012Daryl DahlquistUndergarment for hernia relief and other purposes
Classifications
U.S. Classification602/79, 602/70, D24/189, 602/67, 2/403
International ClassificationA61F13/14
Cooperative ClassificationA61F13/00
European ClassificationA61F13/14