We offer additional products used in conjunction with our Inferior Turbinate Blade during ENT surgeries.
The IPC® System is a multispecialty surgical power console for removing soft tissue, hard tissue, and bone during ENT surgeries. Our IPC System and its suite of application-specific products make it the most versatile console on the market. From inferior turbinoplasties to complex skull base cases, the IPC platform can serve your full range of ENT surgery needs. It's part of our comprehensive selection of powered ENT instruments.
The IPC System powers all of your favorite Medtronic ENT handpieces. You can connect up to four handpieces at once, including the Straightshot® M4 Microdebrider, Legend® EHS Stylus® Drill, Endo-Scrub® 2 Lens Cleaning Sheaths, and Skeeter® Otologic Drill.
Learn more about the innovative IPC System.
The Straightshot® M4 Microdebrider is an innovative powered handpiece for ENT surgery that helps improve intraoperative functionality and precision when incising or removing soft tissue, hard tissue, or bone.
Winner of a Medical Device Excellence Award, it’s the first microdebrider that lets you rotate only the tip of the curved blade during ENT surgery. This allows you to perform 360-degree cutting in the frontal sinuses, a more complete removal of polyps and mucin in the maxillary sinuses, and gain greater access to target tissue in the lateral and posterior areas of the airway.
Our complete line of blades and burs makes the Straightshot M4 Microdebrider the most versatile handpiece for ENT surgery in adults and children. Some examples of this versatility include:
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. Endo-Scrub 2 Lens Cleaning Sheaths significantly improve the ability to operate in the presence of bleeding during ENT surgery.1-6
To deliver the clearest view possible, our improved 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. Endo-Scrub 2 Lens Cleaning Sheaths cover a broad range of endoscopes by multiple manufacturers.
Learn more about our innovative Endo-Scrub 2 Lens Cleaning Sheaths.
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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® and MeroPack® nasal packing products.
You can compare the products below to help you choose a nasal packing for your patient’s needs.
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 after approximately 24-48 hours, 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 resorbed, 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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