Silicone Nasal Splints
A harp-shaped moulding, manufactured from blue, radio-opaque silicone. The design incorporates a hole for fixation by suture or ribbon gauze.
|138F-S||Small||57mm (2.24”)||25mm (0.98”)|
|138F-M||Medium||60mm (2.36”)||28mm (1.10”)|
|138F-L||Large||66mm (2.34”)||33mm (1.29”)|
|138RB-S||Ribbed Small||57mm (2.24”)||25mm (0.98”)|
|138RB-M||Ribbed Medium||60mm (2.36”)||28mm (1.10”)|
|138RB-L||Ribbed Large||66mm (2.34”)||33mm (1.29”)|
The nasal splint may be used following several surgical procedures, including S.M.R, polypectomy and rhinoplasty, to provide safe and efficient haemostasis or splinting. The nasal splint may be used for most applications previously treated with B.I.P.P ribbon gauze or similar packs.
- It is well documented that the use of intranasal silicone splints reduces post-operative nasal adhesions, please see clinical references*.
- The design of the nasal splints ensures an airway for the patient, in situations requiring bilateral splinting or packing.
- Radio-opaque for safety.
- All our product range is latex and phthalate free.
- Supplied non-sterile in individual plastic bags, 2 splints per bag, 20 bags per carton.
- Supplied sterile in individual double wrapped pouches, two splints per pouch, 20 pouches per carton.
- Sterilized by gamma irriadiation.
- Single use only.
The splint is held lengthways between the finger and the thumb of both hands, and rolled together to produce a ‘tube’. The larger end of this splint is then introduced into the nose and, upon release, will open due to the elastic qualities of silicone. The splints may be fixed in situ by suturing, or passing a ribbon through the hole and attaching this to the patient’s clothing. For a firmer nasal pack, where patency of airway is less important, the splint may be packed with ribbon gauze after insertion.
*‘The Role of Intranasal Splints In The Prevention of Post-Operative Nasal Adhesions’ by J. B. Campbell, M. G. Watson and P. M. Shenoi. Reprinted from ‘The Journal of Laryngology and Otology’, Volume 101, No 11, November 1987, p.p. 1140-1143.