How Nasal Stents Work
Optimal Nasal Breathing With the Alaxo Stent(s)
AlaxoLito Nasal Stent for splinting of the nasal passage
The AlaxoLito Nasal Stent mechanically splints the nasal valve, the nasal alar and the nasal passage. Due to the shape of the nitinol braid stable positioning is achieved within the nose, and the stent is secured against shifting. The nasal valve and the nasal alar are efficiently splinted by the ball-shaped part of the stent. The stent creates an optimal opening of the turbinate’s so that a healthy airway is achieved.
The AlaxoLito Nasal Stent significantly improves the fluid mechanics in the nose leading to a reduction of flow noise. As a result of optimized oxygen and nitric oxide supply sleep becomes healthier, more relaxed and more restful.
The AlaxoLito Nasal Stent is clinically tested and bears the CE Mark and is a prescription medical device. The AlaxoLito Nasal Stent is self-applied by the patient and can be worn for up to 18 hours.
AlaxoLito: The AlaxoLito Nasal Stent is used to splint the anterior nasal passage. The AlaxoLito Nasal Stent splints about one third to one half of the turbinate, dependent on the length of the turbinate and anatomy of the individual patient.
AlaxoLito Plus: The AlaxoLito Plus splints the entire nasal passage. The AlaxoLito Plus provides highest performance and splints the complete turbinate.
AlaxoLito Sport: The AlaxoLito Sport is made of a stiffer nitinol braid and splints the entire nasal passage. The stiffer braid maintains splinting of the nasal passage during intense exercise optimizing nasal breathing. Testing of the AlaxoLito during, road racing, cross country skiing and mountain hiking has resulted in a strongly enhanced performance. It is known that nasal breathing compared to mouth breathing increases the blood oxygen content by 10-15%.
The AlaxoStent as an alternative therapy for obstructive sleep apnea
The AlaxoStent mechanically splints the airway in the velopharynx. The AlaxoStent has been optimized in such a way that during application of the stent force is evenly distributed across the tulip (wide section of the stent). Thereby, optimal functionality in splinting the velopharnygeal soft tissue is achieved.
The tulip is positioned in the velopharynx so that the soft palate and the posterior and lateral walls are splinted. Thus a velopharyngeal collapse is prevented.
The AlaxoStent is clinically tested and bears the CE Mark for treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea or snoring. The AlaxoStent is self-applied by the patient and can be worn for up to 18 hours.