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Nasal Valve Collapse - LATERA Implant

How does LATERA Work?

The LATERA Absorbable Nasal Implant is used to support upper and lower lateral cartilage in the nose, reinforcing the nasal wall like traditional cartilage and polymer grafts. Supporting the cartilage in this manner may reduce nasal airway obstruction symptoms and help patients breathe better.

The LATERA Implant is placed inside the lateral (side) wall of the nose to support the cartilage, reducing nasal airway obstruction symptoms and helping patients breathe better. The implant material, which absorbs over a period of approximately 18 months, has an extensive history of use in a variety of medical applications.

The technology is delivered inside the nasal wall by ENT specialists.

How is the LATERA Implant Absorbed?

The LATERA implant is absorbed over a period of ~18 months. Post implantation, a fibrous capsule forms and the integrity of the implant is maintained through 12 months. Tissue encapsulation promotes acute implant stability and enables localized tissue response during the absorption process. Remodeling occurs once the implant is replaced with fibrous collagen construct to provide ongoing support.

Overview

Implantation: Implant integrity maintained while fibrous capsule forms.

Encapsulation: Tissue encapsulation promotes acute implant stability. Safety profile shows minimal inflammatory response and expected surrounding tissue reaction.

Remodeling: Capsule and fibrotic tissue remains as implant degrades and is absorbed. Collagen construct replaces implant at 24 months.

LATERA showed significant quality of life improvement for nasal obstruction patients with lateral wall or nasal valve collapse.

While individual results may vary, LATERA patients saw the following improvements:

*Reduced nasal congestion or stuffiness
*Less trouble breathing through the nose
*Improved ability to get enough air through the nose during exercise or exertion
*Reduced nasal blockage or obstruction
*Less trouble sleeping

Clinical studies show that LATERA patients demonstrate:

*Reduced nasal congestion or stuffiness
*Less trouble breathing through the nose
*Improved ability to get enough air through the nose during exercise or exertion
*Reduced nasal blockage or obstruction
*Less trouble sleeping

Risks included temporary symptoms such as:

*Mild bruising and inflammation
*Awareness of the implant
*Mild pain or irritation
*Other risks related to the LATERA implant included: discomfort, infection, reaction to material, and device retrieval.

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