Mentor Worldwide, a global supplier of aesthetic medical devices, has introduced PDS Flexible Plate (manufactured by Ethicon), an absorbable implant that provides structural support and streamlines cartilage management during nasal reconstruction procedures, in the US.

The PDS Flexible Plate is a biodegradable polydioxanone surgical material that can act as a scaffold for the assembly of the cartilage pieces and support newly reconstructed cartilage during the critical healing period following surgery.

Mentor Worldwide said that the PDS Flexible Plate can also reduce the need for secondary cartilage donor site surgery.

Acting as a versatile tool for complex surgical needs, the PDS Flexible Plate provides absorbability, Structure & Support, Cartilage Management, and is Versatile with flexible sizes and configurations, Mentor Worldwide said.

Gunter Center for Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery, Dallas, Texas MD Jack Gunter said that the introduction of PDS Flexible Plate will provide surgeons with a new surgical tool that delivers an absorbable, structural support they may use for nasal reconstruction.

“PDS Flexible Plate can provide surgeons with a useful, versatile surgical option that may lead to lower incidence of suboptimal cosmetic and/or functional outcomes,” Gunter said.