Minimally-invasive options to treat common sinus conditions

Each year, millions of people suffer from a variety of sinus conditions that impact their quality of life. Stryker ENT instruments offers a wide range of treatment options to allow doctors to best treat their patients. Learn more about the various conditions Stryker ENT can help to treat.

ENT patient conditions

Ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions can be accompanied by various mild to disruptive symptoms, that can impact a person's quality of life. Stryker offers a range of solutions to treat these conditions, using exciting new technologies designed with patient outcomes in mind.



Chronic sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling of the sinus lining and drainage pathways, which can lead to blocked sinuses. It can be brought on by several different issues and can be difficult to treat. Symptoms tend to persist and reoccur frequently despite the use of medicine. Sinusitis can affect both adults and children and the condition can have a negative impact on their lives.1

The XprESS® balloon dilation system provides a safe and effective treatment option for chronic sinusitis. It is procedure performed to expand the sinus drainage pathways.2 This technique allows for the opening of the sinuses while preserving tissue and important nasal structures.3

Talk with your doctor to determine if you could benefit from this procedure.

31 million 
adults suffer from sinusitis4

Eustachian tube dysfunction

Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) is defined as the ear's inability to appropriately equalize pressure. ETD can lead to chronic ear pressure, pain or discomfort with pressure changes. Typically, when you yawn, sneeze, or swallow, your eustachian tubes- small passageways that run between your middle ear and upper throat- open to keep pressure and fluid from building up. When these eustachian tubes are blocked, this is when you might feel a fullness in your ear or your hearing may be muffled.5

The Audion® ET and XprESS® ENT dilation systems provide a safe, effective and less invasive treatment for people with Eustachian tube dysfunction. During this procedure, your doctor will insert a small balloon through your nose and into your Eustahian tube. The balloon will then be gently inflated, and after treatment, removed. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia.6,7

Talk with your doctor to determine if you could benefit from this procedure.

11 million 
patients suffer from Eustachian tube dysfunction8


Nasal airway obstruction

Nasal airway obstruction (NAO) is a condition in which the nasal passages are blocked and prevent a normal amount of air from passing through the nose. NAO can occur because of a structural abnormality in the nose or because of inflammation and swelling of the nasal passages.9 With nasal breathing delivering approximately 70% of airflow to the lungs10, any blockage that limits airflow can cause significant quality-of-life consequences.11

LATERA® is an absorbable nasal implant used to support the upper and lower cartilage inside the lateral (side) wall of your nose. Supporting the cartilage may reduce nasal airway obstruction symptoms and help you breathe better.12

Talk with your doctor to determine if you could benefit from this procedure.

20 million 
patients suffer from nasal airway obstruction in the US13

Chronic rhinitis

Chronic rhinitis is frequent inflammation of the nose with symptoms such as a runny nose, nasal congestion and post-nasal drip (mucus in the throat).14 It’s what you experience when overactive nerves send too many signals to your nose, causing it to drip, run and swell more than necessary.15 Historically, patients with chronic rhinitis have had limited treatment options including nasal sprays, drops, pills and allergy shots.16

ClariFix® helps get to the root of chronic rhinitis- the overactive nerves. Using a minimally invasive treatment called cryotherapy, the ClariFix (trademark) device applies controlled freezing to the the target tissue. Talk with your doctor to determine if you could benefit from this procedure.

87 million 
patients suffer from chronic rhinitis in the US17,18

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Audion® ET dilation system

The Audion ET dilation system is a balloon dilation device specifically designed for the Eustachian tube to treat adults (18+) with eustachian tube dysfunction. It features an atraumatic tip with an enhanced flexible design, 45 degree angle, and 20mm leg length designed to avoid critical anatomy.6,21-22

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XprESS® ENT dilation system

The XprESS ENT dilation system delivers control and versatility for balloon dilation. Its seeker-based design and tip malleability provides tactile feel and flexibility to address complex anatomy for a broad range of patients.7,19


LATERA® absorbable nasal implant

The LATERA absorbable nasal implant supports the upper and lower lateral cartilage by anchoring above the maxilla to provide cantilever support.12,23 Nasal airway obstruction (NAO) is one of the most common complaints among patients who see an ENT physician, and its treatment can result in significant improvements in quality of life.24


ClariFix® cryotherapy device

ClariFix cryotherapy device helps get to the root of chronic rhinitis- the overactive nerves.20