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PROPEL Sinus Implants

Used in conjunction with endoscopic sinus surgeries, the PROPEL implant can improve long-term outcomes for patients suffering with nasal polyps and chronic sinus infections.

Gloved hand holding the PROPEL sinus implant device

What Are PROPEL Sinus Implants?

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How Does a PROPEL Sinus Implant Work?

The PROPEL sinus implant is a clinically-proven supplement to functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) in treating chronic sinusitis. It is designed to decrease inflammation and scarring post-surgery, reducing the need for steroids and further intervention. The spring-like implant is inserted into the sinus to keep it open and release anti-inflammatory medication directly to the sinus lining. It gradually dissolves over time, eliminating the need for removal. The use of PROPEL reduces the risk of complications such as new polyp growth, scarring, and infection.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a PROPEL Sinus Implant?

Patients who have not found sufficient relief from nasal polyps or chronic sinusitis with non-surgical treatments may be candidates for the PROPEL sinus implant. The implant may be suggested for:

  • Chronic sinusitis of more than four months
  • History of nasal polyps
  • Inadequate relief from conservative therapies such as oral steroids or steroid rinses

Benefits of a PROPEL Sinus Implant

Combined with FESS surgery, the PROPEL Sinus Implant offers multiple benefits, such as:

  • Maintained widening of the sinus passages post-surgery
  • Improved surgical success rate
  • Reduction of post-surgical inflammation and scarring
  • Reduced chances for additional surgery
  • Decreased need for sinus medications such as oral steroids or steroid rinses

What are the Risks of a PROPEL Sinus Implant?

Before considering the PROPEL sinus implant, patients must undergo a consultation and examination to determine their candidacy for the treatment. Those who are suspected or confirmed to have an allergy to mometasone furoate or any of the implant’s ingredients, including glycolide, lactide, and caprolactone copolymers, are not suitable candidates.

Similar to other implanted devices, the PROPEL sinus implant may cause side effects, such as a foreign body reaction, which may require further treatment. Although rare, there is also a possibility of developing toxic shock syndrome, a potential complication of any surgical procedure.

The most common side effects reported during PROPEL clinical trials include:

  • Headache
  • Nose bleeds
  • Lightheadedness
  • Sinusitis
  • Nasal polyps
  • Respiratory infection
  • Asthma attacks
  • Nausea
  • Eyelid swelling

How Long Will the PROPEL Sinus Implant Results Last?

Clinical trials have demonstrated that PROPEL sinus implants provide significant improvement in patient outcomes following FESS surgery. The implant has been clinically proven to be effective in:

  • Scarring reduction by up to 70%
  • Reducing the need for follow-up interventions, including steroid medication, by up to 35%
  • Reduction of polyp formation by up to 46%

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