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PROPEL® Sinus Implant

PROPEL® is clinically proven to improve surgical outcomes for chronic sinusitis sufferers.

One in eight adults are affected by chronic sinusitis each year, making it one of the most common health conditions in America. The sinuses are air-filled cavities located within the bones around the nose and eyes that allow for air flow and drainage. In chronic sinusitis, the sinus linings become swollen (inflamed), preventing natural drainage of the pathways, leading to chronic infections and nasal blockage.

Patients with Chronic Sinusitis suffer from symptoms such as:

  • Facial pain or pressure
  • Nasal congestion & difficulty breathing
  • Discolored nasal discharge
  • Loss of smell & taste
  • Headache
  • Fatigue & depression

Treatments for chronic sinusitis

Medications often prescribed for chronic sinusitis patients:

  • Antibiotics
  • Oral steroids
  • Nasal steroid sprays
  • Decongestants
  • Antihistamines

If patients’ symptoms continue even with medications, sinus surgery may be an option. During the surgery, the ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon will enter the sinuses through the nostrils to open blocked sinus pathways and clean out infection. Opening the inflamed sinus pathways allows the sinuses to drain better and improves air flow.

While surgery provides benefit to many patients, inflammation and scarring can take place even in the first 30 days, diminishing the impact of surgery or causing symptoms to return. There is a new technology that is placed at the time of surgery and clinically proven to reduce inflammation and scarring. Read on to learn more about PROPEL®.

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