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Medtronic's high-performance bioresorbable and biofragmentable nasal packing eliminates the need for painful packing removal following FESS. We offer nasal packing products to assist with stenting, bleeding control, and wound healing.
Bioresorbable and biofragmentable nasal packing for FESS can help:
MeroGel® and MeroPack® nasal packing use esterified hyaluronic acid (HYAFF®), a naturally occurring constituent of the extracellular matrix that helps keep wounds moist, reduce adhesions, and decrease healing time.11
Berlucchi M, Castelnuovo P, Vincenzi A, Morra B, Pasquini E. Endoscopic outcomes of resorbable nasal packing after functional endoscopic sinus surgery: a multicenter prospective randomized controlled study. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2009; 266(6):839-845.
HYAFF® is a registered trademark of Anika Therapeutics SRL.
More than 500,000 FESS procedures are performed annually in the US.1,2
Patients often complain about non-absorbable nasal packing and its associated pain, especially when it's removed.9,10 Bioresorbable/biofragmentable nasal packing:
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