Absorbent article containing a scrotal catch and a moisture sensor
Patent #: 8,142,409
Inventor(s): Usha Reddy, Cincinnati, OH.
An absorbent article adapted to protect the male genitalia, inferior abdomen, or pelvis after surgery has been patented. The absorbent article is placed against or in proximity to a male body to absorb and contain urine and fecal matter, the absorbent article comprising a top sheet, a bottom sheet, an absorbent core disposed between the top sheet and the bottom sheet, a moisture-indicating device, and a scrotal catch attached to at least a portion of the top sheet, wherein the scrotal catch is configured to separate the interior surface of the absorbent article into an anterior compartment, which supports, protects, and/or covers at least a portion of a male’s scrotum; and a posterior compartment. The scrotal catch is liquid permeable and flexible, such that the scrotal catch conforms to a contour of the scrotum, and is positioned behind the male genitalia to act as a barrier to separate the male genitalia from the site of expulsion of fecal matter, thereby reducing and/or preventing fecal matter from entering the anterior compartment and contaminating a surgical site.
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