Hernia Support Belts – Belt Fitting Guide

Hernia Support Belts – Belt Fitting Guide

My OstomyJun 29, '22

CUI Wear is the industry-leading UK-based manufacturer and supplier of specialized medical support garments and Ostomy underwear. CUI offers a variety of their Support Belt products at MyOstomy.ca.

Here are key things to know when choosing a size:

  1. Measuring the length:
  • Using the guide provided, select the belt size
  • Place Velcro pad on abdomen on opposite side of Ostomy
  • With hand in pocket, attach Velcro
  • If struggling to insert hand into pocket due to the angle, consider a longer belt
  • If you can just barely attach the Velcro, consider a longer belt
  • If Velcro closes but there is a piece not attached, consider a smaller belt
  1. Measuring the width (height):
  • If the belt is too wide it will roll. Err on the side of narrower ie. 16cm
  • If more fabric is needed to cover the hernia, consider a 20cm or larger
  1. Tips & tricks:
  • If belt is rolling, it is either too tight or too wide
  • If belt buckles at back, consider a narrower belt
  • Large abdominal folds or large hernias may benefit from a girdle
  • If using a belt with opening, the Velcro is designed to be adjusted beneath the appliance
  • Sometimes reversing and having Velcro at the top allows the hernia to have better support or may be easier to adjust
  • Fitting by Nurse Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOC) recommended
  • Ileostomy and urostomy clients do not require a hernia belt with opening. Colostomy clients may require an opening
  • For output to drain, there should be enough space to insert fist between appliance and belt