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What is an Ostomy Appliance?

Ostomy appliances are prosthetic medical devices used to collect waste from a surgically diverted biological system. A biological system typically refers to the colon, ileum, and bladder. This surgical procedure creates a stoma, which is an exit point on the exterior of the body. Ostomy appliances Edmonton surgical patients require are then attached to the stoma to aid in the collection of waste.

The most common surgeries that result in the need for ostomy supplies include:

  • Colostomies
  • Ileostomies
  • Urostomies

Why are Ostomy Appliances Important?

A properly fitted appliance is crucial in keeping the stoma healthy and preventing leaks. When looking for ostomy appliances Edmonton ostomy patients swear by, it’s important to find a supplier that offers a wide variety of options. To achieve a well-fitting match, our team at Home Health Store Medical Supplies can work with you to find a size, shape, and style that adheres comfortable and affectively.

What are the Different Types of Ostomy Appliances?

One-Piece System – This system is designed to adhere directly to the stoma. It’s composed of a collection pouch, seal, and adhesive ring.

Two-Piece System – A two-piece system is just that – two pieces. One piece, typically referred to as a flange, wafer, or base plate, adheres to the stoma and usually remains that way for 4 or 5 days, while the collection pouch can be emptied or changed as required.

Closed/Non-Draining System – This system allows the patient to remove and replace the pouch as required without having to replace the flange.

Open/Drainable System – This style has a clip at the bottom that allows the bag to be emptied or drained once the bag is approximately one third full.

At Home Health Store Medical Supplies, we understand the importance of finding ostomy appliances Edmonton patients can rely on. By having a thorough understanding of the types available, patients can trust their needs are being met effectively.

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