PROPEL Continues Its Successful Debut
The PROPEL sinus implant is a simple technology that does something no other medical implant has been able to manage: hold your sinuses open after surgery, creating a lasting airway. I have been offering the PROPEL implant for several months now, and like many other physicians, have found it to be an effective treatment for certain sinus surgery recoveries.
The company that designed the device has just announced that more than 10,000 people have been treated with PROPEL. This is a large data set of the sort that wouldn’t typically be available during FDA trials, so it’s an encouraging milestone for a new and experimental medical device.
PROPEL does two things simultaneously: stents the airway, and delivers a slow dose of corticosteroid (mometasone furoate, for the wonkily inclined) to decrease inflammation and heal surrounding tissues. All this from a very small, flexible, spring-like shape whose application is painless, and whose life cycle is terminated by a gradual dissolving of the device.
Sinus surgery works better when its effects are allowed to “set,” and the PROPEL implant has proven valuable for a number of sinus surgery procedures. To learn more about PROPEL or schedule your own appointment today, please contact my sinus surgery practice here.