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PROPEL Steroid-Releasing Implant

Intersect ENT has developed the PROPEL dissolvable sinus implant to improve surgical outcomes for chronic sinusitis sufferers.

PROPEL is the first of a new category of products offering localized, controlled drug delivery directly to the sinus tissue. Inserted by a physician to maintain the surgical opening, the spring-like implant expands to prop open the ethmoid sinus and gradually delivers an advanced corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory properties directly to the sinus lining where it's needed most as the implant dissolves.

The PROPEL system has been clinically proven to prevent obstruction of the ethmoid sinus following surgery. Obstruction can occur due to recurrent scarring and inflammation. The result is improved post-operative outcomes, reducing the need for additional surgical procedures and systemic steroids that can have serious side effects.*

*Patients with chronic sinusitis should consult their ENT surgeon for a full discussion of risks and benefits to determine whether this product is the right choice

Caution: Federal law (USA) restricts this product to sale by or on the order of a physician.

patient story

A chronic sinusitis patient recently featured on NBC news.

Patient Video

see propel in action

Watch a brief video to see how PROPEL opens, delivers, and maintains.

PROPEL Video

Publications

Lee JT, Han JK.
Sinus implants for chronic rhinosinusitis: technology evaluation.
Expert Opin. Drug Deliv. 2013; 10(12):1735-1748.

Kennedy DW.
The PROPEL steroid releasing bioabsorbable implant to improve outcomes of sinus surgery.
Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine. 2012; 6(5):493-498.

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Sinus Illustration

The sinuses are air-filled cavities located within the bones around the nose and eyes that allow for natural ventilation and drainage.

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