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Medical commodes, also known as toilet chairs, are important medical equipment, designed to allow people who are bedridden, disabled, or physically challenged to safely and conveniently go to the bathroom. Bedsides this toilets can be used completely independently or with negligible help. They are found in private homes, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals, and serve a multitude of people with varying mobility needs.

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Market Dynamics

Increasing number of people suffering from continence and incontinence to control their bladder and/or bowels, and person with struggle in the distance between the bed and the toilet mostly prefer bedside commode. Various reasons that someone might struggle with the distance between the bed and the bathroom, include surgical recovery and rehabilitation, urinary tract infections, balance issues, age, difficulty walking, and some medications.

Increasing prevalence of such conditions is expected to drive growth of the medical commode market. Also, growing number of surgical procedures leading to adoption of the medical commode is expected to drive growth of medical commode market. For instance, according to the National Chronic Kidney Disease 2017 Factsheet, estimated by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 15% or 30 million geriatric population in the U.S. are reported to have chronic kidney disease (CKD), out of which around 48% people are suffering from severely impaired kidney function.

Moreover, key players in the market are engaged in developing medical commode, which can offers increased convenience and ease of use. For instance, Cortech Healthcare; an Isle of Man based company focused on advancing the usability, functionality, and effectiveness of independent living products offers the electric shower chain commode, which significantly increased functionality as compared to products currently available.

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Patients spend an average of two to five days in the hospital following bariatric surgery, or longer if complications develop. Patients who undergo laparoscopic bariatric surgery usually have a shorter hospital stay. Moreover, during the hospital stay and during the home recovery, heathcare professionals recommends patient to use medical commode for personal hygiene.

The two most important considerations when purchasing a bariatric commode are the dimensions and weight limit. Patients weighing more than 500 pounds should consider a bariatric commode such as the Drive Medical Deluxe Bariatric Commode, which can support weight up to 650 pounds. Furthermore, to offer the most of comfort and convenience to patient, key players in the market are offering mobile bariatric commodes.

Key players operating in the medical commode market include Medline Industries, Inc., Cardinal Health, Inc., McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc., Drive Medical, Invacare Corporation, NOVA Medical Products, Cascade Healthcare Solutions, MEYRA GmbH, Avacare medical, and Lagooni B.V.