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We offer powered ENT instruments – including microdebriders and blades – for performing precise laryngeal and airway procedures for both adult and pediatric patients.
About Airway Procedures
Medtronic offers a broad portfolio of powered ENT instruments for laryngeal surgery and airway procedures. These are some of our key products for both adult and pediatric patients:
With its precision and versatility, the StraightshotTM
M5 Microdebrider is well-suited for a variety of lesions throughout the airway. It allows custom speed, suction, and irrigation settings, as well as the simplicity of preset application-specific settings. With the Straightshot's innovative finger wheel control, the rotatable blades facilitate precise placement of the cutting window without changing the position of the handpiece, offering hand stability while operating within the confines of the airway. It is smaller, lighter and faster, with ergonomic engineering for balance and performance and is the first and only microdebrider capable of 30,000 rpm.
You can use our microdebrider for:
Our selection of application-specific Straightshot blades for airway procedures gives you maximum flexibility for treating adult and pediatric patients. Blade selection is dictated by the condition being treated and anatomic location. Cutting edges progress from the less aggressive SkimmerTM Blade for precise excision of small lesions in delicate areas to the most aggressive TricutTM Blade for rapid removal of large bulky growths.
Blade length ranges from 18 to 45 cm in 2.9, 3.5, and 4.0 mm diameters to meet the needs of varying patient anatomies. Some of our innovative blades include:
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