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Septal Stapler

ENTACT Septal Stapler


Breathe easier1-4

The redesigned ENTACT  Septal Stapler aims to make septoplasty closure faster and more efficient*

Conventional techniques for septoplasty can involve suturing of patients’ nasal passages and the placement of splints, which can potentially be painful upon removal. The ENTACT Septal Stapler is a single-use system helps surgeons to achieve consistent and efficiency flap closure with a bioresorbable staple.**1,2

Compared to conventional techniques:

  • Helps reduce OR time – approximation achieved in less than 60 seconds**1
  • Helps surgeons achieve more consistent results**1


Innovations in septo-turb procedures

The improved ENTACT Septal Stapler features (compared to the previous version):

  • An approximate 30% reduction in the distal ends3
  • Improved Columella clearance, due to the smaller distal ends3
  • A redesigned, ergonomic grip

Using bioresorbable septal staples

Provides functional support for up to 1 week, with approximation typically achieved in less than 60 seconds.**1 Bioresorbable implants made of PLGA can be placed through cartilage or soft tissue grafts.4-6

What does the clinical evidence say?

Significant 92% reduction in the time to septal flap closure and a 35% reduction in operating time, compared to quilting sutures**1


In a study, 79% of patients experienced no inflammation and 21% experienced only mild inflammation***2


Demonstrated comparable outcomes to nasal packing and trans-septal suturing****7


View the clinical evidence summary

An end-to-end solution for effective septo-turbinate resection and flap closure

Designed to facilitate precise, minimally-invasive soft-tissue resection, COBLATION Technology is suitable for use in septo-turb procedures.

  • Integrated hemostasis with bipolar coagulation
  • Lower temperatures than other RF based systems8

Learn more about COBLATION Technology

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*When compared to suture. 
ENTACT (n=8) vs quilting sutures (n=8). Suture closure 35 vs 420 sec, p<0.0001. Operating time 28 vs 43 mins, p=0.014. n=16.
Results at 1 week, n=24.
Randomized trial comparing outcomes. Nasal packing (n=20) vs trans-septal sutures (n=20) vs ENTACT Septal Stapler.


1. Sowerby LJ, Wright ED. A comparison of septal stapler to suture closure in Septoplasty. Int’l Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. Vol. 3, No. 11, November 2013.
2. Tami TA, Kuppersmith RB, Atkins J. A clinical evaluation of bioresotbable staples for mucoperichondrial flap coaptation in septoplasty. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2010; 24, 137-139.
3. Smith+Nephew 2019. Feature Comparison of Gen 2 ENTACT to Gen 3 ENTACT.
4. Smith+Nephew 2019. Report, Design Validation: User Evaluation, ENTACT Septal Stapler (FA 69440) ENS02. 73096-01 Rev A.
5. Smith+Nephew 2019. Report, Design Validation, Bench, for ENTACT Septal Stapler (FA 69440) ENS02. 73422-01 Rev A.
6. Sainio S, Blomgren K, Lundberg M. Complications and number of follow-up visits after using septal stapler in septoplasty. Rhinology. 2019;57(4):273-278.
7. Yıldırım G, Cingi C, Kaya E. Septal stapler use during septal surgery. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2013;270:939-943.
8. Wolosszki J, Kwende M. Coblation in Otolaryngology. Stalder Technologies and Research, Redwood City, CA 94063. August 2019. 2. ArthroCare Memo: Comparative.

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