Histology findings confirming LATERA® absorbable nasal implant replaced with supportive tissue over 18-24 months.
An animal study examining the biocompatibility and absorption profile of LATERA absorbable nasal implant was published in Laryngoscope. Histologic findings are based on implants placed in the Nasal Dorsum (Ovine model), from 6 weeks through 24 months.
The study shows that the implant absorbs over a period of approximately 18 months and is replaced by stronger fibrotic tissue over 18-24 months.
Rippy MK, Baron S, Rosenthal M, Senior BA. Evaluation of absorbable PLA nasal implants in an ovine model. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2018 May 25;3(3):156-161. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/lio2.166