The Propel Stent Gains More Fans
The PROPEL sinus stent is one of the newer medical devices in the ENT toolbag: a tiny, flexible spring that holds open nasal passages following surgery, promoting drainage and healing. Although the mechanical action of the spring is important, equally important is a new technique to coat the spring with steroids that are slowly released into the surrounding tissue:
The biodegradable implant is a polymer that can deliver steroid medication for 30 to 90 days postoperatively, according to manufacturers.
The steroid is sprayed over the stent and comes in contact with the tissue lining the sinuses, reducing the initial inflammatory response.
This one-two punch of opening and healing has made PROPEL a winner in many medical circles, and a popular option among ENTs and sinus surgeons who approve of the device’s strong safety rating.
If you are suffering with the symptoms of chronic sinusitis, contact my offices to learn about the pros and cons of the PROPEL stent today.