We offer additional ENT surgical products that may be used in conjunction with our Powered ENT Instruments.
Medtronic’s Fusion® ENT Navigation System is the first and only electromagnetic image guidance system for ENT surgeries that provides the high-level accuracy of an optical system, works with reusable standard instruments, and enables customized surgeon settings. Our Fusion System helps you make quick, data-driven decisions during ENT surgeries and is supported by a large, dedicated ENT sales and specialized ENT clinical support staff.
For added convenience, you can use the Fusion System with our Straightshot® M4 Automated EM Tracking Blades. They’re the first and only blades that arrive factory-calibrated for navigation right out of the box, to save you time.
Learn more about the Fusion ENT Navigation System.
Our innovative, intraoperative NIM® nerve integrity monitors are designed for a variety of surgeons, including ENT, endocrine, and general surgeons. During minimally invasive or open procedures, the NIM system enables surgeons to identify and confirm motor nerve function, and monitor major motor nerves during various surgical procedures, including ENT surgeries.
If there is a change in nerve function, the NIM Nerve Monitoring System may provide visual and audible warnings to alert the surgeon and operating room staff. This helps reduce the potential risk of nerve damage during surgery, improving safety and peace of mind for patients and surgeons.
For ENT surgery and other surgical procedures, we offer the four-channel NIM-Response® System and the eight-channel NIM-Neuro® System.
Learn more about NIM Nerve Monitoring Systems.
Our Hydrodebrider® Endoscopic Sinus Irrigation System helps remove the bacterial infection that causes chronic sinusitis. Winner of a Medical Device Excellence Award, the Hydrodebrider System delivers a rotating spray of pressurized saline, enabling access for direct saline irrigation and fluid removal from the sinus mucosal surfaces. This innovative sinusitis treatment can be used in the operating room during endoscopic sinus surgery or in the office.
Learn more about the Hydrodebrider Endoscopic Sinus Irrigation System.
Our software-driven Endo-Scrub® 2 Lens Cleaning Sheaths are rigid endoscope accessories that help ENT surgeons maintain maximum visualization at the surgical site during nasal and sinus endoscopic surgery, without removing the endoscope. An Endo-Scrub 2 Sheath delivers a high-power burst of irrigation to flush debris out of the endoscope lens tip. When used correctly, an Endo-Scrub 2 Sheath provides outstanding and consistent view maintenance, while only adding 0.7 mm to the endoscope’s barrel diameter profile. You can also use it during routine nasal and sinus diagnostic procedures.
To deliver the clearest view possible, our new Endo-Scrub 2 software is fully integrated with and optimized for our Integrated Power Console (IPC®) System. Multiple software improvements ensure that all fluid is evacuated from the sheath to keep the lens from fogging. We also redesigned all of our sheaths with a new design that helps secure the endoscope in the sheath to prevent seepage.
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To absorb drainage, control minimal bleeding, and prevent the middle turbinate from lateralizing following functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), Medtronic offers innovative bioresorbable nasal packing. It eliminates the need for packing removal, which can be extremely painful for your patients.
Our bioresorbable nasal packing products use hyaluronic acid, a linear polysaccharide and naturally occurring constituent of the extracellular matrix. Hyaluronic acid helps keep the surgical site moist, reduce adhesions, and decrease healing time.1 Esterified hyaluronic acid, or HYAFF®, is a patented formula that is used in our MeroGel®, MeroGel Injectable® and MeroPack® nasal packing products.
The woven fleece form of this nasal packing can be used in its dry state to absorb up to 10 times its weight in liquids and help control minimal bleeding. When hydrated, the biopolymer gradually transforms into a muco-adhesive gel, separates mucosal surfaces and is bioresorbable, eliminating painful nasal packing removal. Doctors who use MeroGel® packing have observed better healing in clinical studies.1,2
MeroGel Injectable Bioresorbable Nasal Dressing and Sinus Stent physically separates mucosal surfaces to prevent nasal adhesions during the important postoperative healing period. A thick viscous hydrogel, MeroGel Injectable is composed of cross-linked hyaluronic acid - a biocompatible agent that creates a moist wound-healing environment. MeroGel Injectable contains 160 mg of cross-linked hyaluronic acid in each 4 mL syringe. MeroGel Injectable offers: mucoadhesiveness and ease of use; 40 mg/mL of cross-linked hyaluronic acid; and a flexible catheter for easier access to hard-to-reach nasal cavities.
MeroPack® is the first combination dressing designed for postoperative hemostasis and wound-healing. It is composed of 80 percent HYAFF plus 20 percent collagen, which helps control minimal bleeding following surgery or nasal trauma. MeroPack is a biocompatible, mucoadhesive gel that absorbs approximately 14 times its weight in fluid and provides excellent stenting capabilities. It is slowly resorbable, eliminating the need for painful nasal packing removal.
For our full line of nasal packing materials, see our online ENT Product Catalog.
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