Catheter use is nothing new. Their use dates back about 3500 to ancient Syria where the people created early catheters from reeds to help people who were unable to drain their bladders naturally. They were called “Katheter” and this was a reference to any kind of instrument or even catheter plugs that were inserted. The word was derived from the Greek word, “kathiemai.” This meant “let down.” The modern, flexible catheter was invented by Benjamin Franklin, in 1752, who wanted to help his brother when he was suffering from bladder stones. Back then this was a big deal, today people can go to any medical supply store and get what they need.
Today, catheters and other devices to help people with urinary continence issues of all types has become a glo