New Studies: Balloon Sinuplasty Is Safe and Effective

Balloon Sinuplasty, pioneered by Acclarent Inc., is a technology that has come with a lot of hype and a lot of controversy. But now, two studies published in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery indicate that the technique is safe and effective, according to a company news release. The technology widens constricted sinus passages with specially designed balloons and catheters, and is an alternative to sinus surgery.

September 22, 2008

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New Studies: Balloon Sinuplasty Is Safe and Effective

But there has been much debate in the ENT sector over just how well it works.The studies, which followed 109 patients starting in 2005, reported a 92% rate of functional patency after one year, an 85% rate of improvement in sinus symptoms after two years, and no serious adverse events or worsening sinus conditions. The technique has been used on about 40,000 patients since receiving FDA clearance in 2005.Acclarent was named one of MD&DI's 50 Companies to Watch in 2006.

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