What Is The Propel Sinus Implant?
The Propel is a small, spring-like sinus implant that is used in combination with endoscopic sinus surgery. While surgery is an effective option at opening blocked sinuses, those who have chronic sinusitis are more likely to suffer from inflammation, scarring, and sinus tissue growth called nasal polyps due to multiple treatments.
When implanted, Propel keeps the surgical opening from closing and allows air to circulate through the nasal passageways. It also enables the sinuses to drain properly and releases a low and steady dose of anti-inflammatory medication (mometasone furoate). This helps limit new scarring, keeps swelling down, and gives the sinuses time to heal. The Propel device is made from bioabsorbable polymers, which slowly dissolves over a period of 30-45 days.