What is the PROPEL Sinus Stent?
It’s a small, spring-like device that props the sinus open after surgery. Keeping the sinus open has been proven to help enhance healing and prevent scarring. PROPEL® contains an advanced, anti-inflammatory medicine that it delivers directly into the tissues that need it. This reduces inflammation, which aids in healing. After about 30 to 45 days, PROPEL dissolves, leaving the sinus healed and open.
How does PROPEL Work?
After opening the sinus in surgery, the ENT places PROPEL inside of it. Because PROPEL has a spring-like design, it stays in place. It then delivers a powerful medication to reduce inflammation and promote healing. PROPEL delivers the medication in a slow, sustained manner directly to the area that needs it. PROPEL typically dissolves over 30 to 45 days.
Who may be an appropriate candidate for PROPEL?
Someone considering sinus surgery for chronic sinusitis in the ethmoid sinuses—including someone who has had sinus surgery in the past but needs it again – may be an appropriate candidate for the benefits of PROPEL and should consult with their doctor about it. PROPEL is not for everyone, for example, people who are allergic to the drug, mometasone furoate, or to certain polymers are not candidates for PROPEL. Additional information on risks associated with PROPEL is available here: www.PROPELOPENS.com.
How long does PROPEL last?
PROPEL lasts about 30 to 45 days following the surgery. During that time, PROPEL is designed to hold the sinus open, delivering medication directly where it is needed, and slowly dissolves. There is no need to remove it. Clinical studies have shown that patients show symptom improvements even 6 months following the surgery.1
1. Forwith KD, Chandra RK, Yun PT, Miller SK, Jampel HD. Laryngoscope. 2011; 121:2473–2480.
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