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APREVENT MEDICAL INC. | Customized Laryngeal Implant


VOCAL PARALYSIS

Vocal fold paralysis is the most common neuromuscular disorder in the larynx. It is a condition caused by impairment of the recurrent laryngeal nerve or high vagal lesions, resulting in immobility of one or both vocal folds. Etiologies are mostly iatrogenic, after thyroid, neck, chest or skull base surgery. Other causes include neurogenic disorders such as stroke or Parkinson’s disease, aging, head and neck tumor radiation, infection, and in some cases they are idiopathic.

SYMPTOMS & COMPLICATIONS

- Hoarseness
- Breathiness
- Asthenia
- Strain
- Respiratory tract infection
- Aspiration pneumonia

TREATMENT

Medialization thyroplasty Type I (MT) is the gold standard treatment for glottis insufficiency, by inserting alloplastic or autologous materials into the paraglottic space to achieve glottis closure. In patients with a large glottis gap or high vagal lesions, arytenoid adduction (AA) can be performed to reduce the posterior glottis gap and correct the vertical height difference between the vocal folds. Currently, several products are available in the market, including silastic implants, Gore-Tex stripes, or titanium plates. Unlike existing products, APrevent’s thryoplasty implant combines the advantage of both MT and AA for optimized results. It can also be adjusted intra- and postoperatively. APrevent’s product is designed to fit individual needs and greatly improves the quality of life.

Our Solution
APREVENT MEDICAL INC. | Customized Laryngeal Implant
APrevent® VOIS

APrevent Medical’s innovative laryngeal implant is made of silicone and titanium, which are inert and hypoallergenic materials. It is characterized by its unique design combining the functions of medialization thyroplasty and arytenoid adduction in one implant. The goal is to get optimized results as well as reduce complications and revision rates. It is the first implant in the market that can be adjusted both intra- and postoperatively. Surgical and follow up procedures can be easily and noninvasively performed.



Advantages

Our product boasts strong advantages for all parties

PATIENT
The particular shape of the implant enables a precise adjustment of the APrevent balloon, improving voice quality, swallowing and preventing complications from glottic insufficiency. The implant materials are inert and hypoallergenic and can be implanted by a minimal invasive procedure, the later contributing to less pain and shortening of recovery time. Postoperative implant adjustments make it possible to optimize individual needs without revision surgery.
DOCTOR
APrevent’s innovative implant successfully combines the advantages of medialization thyroplasty and arytenoid adduction in one implant, retaining the original surgical approach method, simplifying the traditional surgical procesdure using specifically designed APrevent instruments. This ensures a smooth, safe, and risk-minimized surgery. The implant depth can be safely and easily adjusted under visualization of the vocal folds with a fiberscope, postoperatively and noninvasively, for optimized results.
INSURANCE
APrevent's solution can treat various kinds of glottic insufficiency, reduce the events of its sequelae such as aspiration pneumonia. Most importantly, it can improve the quality of life and reduce medical expenses and health care burden resulting from the treatment of chronic disease. In North America and most of the EU countries, there are existing reimbursement policies from public health insurance institutions. For other regions or countries, please contact your local medical institution for further information.
FEATURES
To keep pace with the trends, APrevent Medical specializes in designing and manufacturing products for minimal invasive surgery and offering the patients "tailored-made" medical treatment. We aim at simplifying and standardizing the surgical procedure, with a focus on efficiency, safety and risk-minimization. APrevents core value is to benefit patients and the health care system through product innovation.