Affects 35 million adults and more than 6 million children across the U.S.3
A complex and challenging condition
At Stryker, we recognize that sinusitis has a significant impact on the healthcare system, you and your patients. It can be brought on by a number of different issues, significantly reduces quality of life, and can often be difficult to treat, with symptoms persisting despite treatment or recurring frequently.
The cost of sinusitis
Patients suffering from sinusitis miss work due to their severity of their symptoms an average of 4.4 days per year. They also spend about $2,000 each year on over-the-counter treatments, provider visits, and copays to help manage their symptoms. And even though chronic sinusitis only affects 3 to 11% of adults, it accounts for 12.7 million doctor visits annually and about $20 billion in direct and indirect costs each year.4
Living with chronic sinusitis
Chronic sinusitis takes a massive toll on the individuals who suffer from it. Studies show that patients with chronic sinusitis score lower in quality of life measures of bodily pain and social functioning than patients with congestive heart failure, angina, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or back pain.5
There are a range of options for patients, from over-the-counter treatments to surgical options. Stryker ENT solutions provides a wide range of clinically proven and intuitive instruments to help provide the treatment option that best suits your wide range of patients. Whether you need to perform an ethmoidectomy, turbinate reduction, sinus dilation, septal spur removal, uncinectomy, septoplasty, polyp removal or irrigation, we have the tools you can count on.