Spiggle & Theis is a leading medical technology company, specialized in ENT-surgery. Their product catalogue includes a large range of products for ENT-surgery. They regularly introduce new products and innovate.
Specialist products for ENT-medicine were, and indeed are, the central feature of their range. However, their products have proved their worth in other areas of surgery, some have been modified accordingly.
The Seal Of Highest Quality
The stamp ‘Made in Germany’ is still the epitome of quality standards in the production of surgical instruments in the world today.
In Germany, surgical instruments are subjected to the strictest quality requirements at every step of their production, so they are, in the truest sense of the words, “Made in Germany”. Only the highest standard of instrument steel, capable of consistently meeting the demands of modern surgery, is used in the production.
If ventilation of the Eustachian tube is disturbed, pressure equalisation cannot be achieved. Unpleasant sensations like a feeling of pressure and muffled hearing remain.
A very good method for treating disturbed ventilation of the Eustachian tube is balloon dilation using TubaVent®. This minimally invasive intervention is performed under brief anaesthesia using a balloon: A doctor inserts a balloon catheter into the cartilaginous part of the Eustachian tube through the nose and / or mouth. Then he / she fills the balloon, building up a pressure of 10 bar and holding it for two minutes. This way, the bottlenecks within the auditory tube are dilated. This restores the function of the auditory tube thus allowing both the normal exchange of air and the equalisation of pressures.
In case of narrow anatomic conditions, for example in children, a shorter insertion path is better suited and allows easier handling. According to this requirement, TubaVent®short has been developed in combination with the single-use insertion instrument TubaInsert®. The catheter has been optimally adapted to the single-use insertion instrument and equipped with an especially rounded tip.
The TubaClean® catheter was developed in order to be able to probe and ﬂush the tube also in the course of middle ear surgery.
For the insertion of a catheter into the Eustachian tube
Single use insertion instrument for inserting TubaVent® short into the Tuba Eustachii
Inﬂation pump with extension tube for inﬂating balloon catheters
System for examining the pressure equalization function of the Eustachian tube
In this category of products you will find a wide range of articles for use in micro surgery on the human ear.
Ventilation tubes are operated into the ear drum. Ventilation disorders in the middle ear should thus be regulated and the draining of any secretion present from the tympanic cavity made possible.
The most important distinguishing feature of the types available is the duration that the tubes can be used for.
There are three categories to differentiate between.
1. Short-term tubes (e.g. Shepard)
2. Middle-term tubes (e.g. collar button)
3. Long-term tubes (e.g. T-tube)
Ear tampons are used for post otoplasty tamponing of the outer acoustic canal and outer ear drum. They are made of diverse materials, most commonly used today are; gelatin, PVA (Polyvinyl alcohol) and cotton.
The products made of purified porcine gelatin can also be used in the middle ear, as they can be completely absorbed by the body.
Ear tampons protect the operated area from external, mechanical influences and can be used in the application of antibiotics.
Endoscopic / Microscopic Instrument Set for Middle Ear Surgery
- Enables easier removal of residual cholesteatoma
- Saves time
- Less traumatic for the patient
- Dissection and preparation with concurrent suction
- Integrated suction control
- Less otoendoscopic fogging
In otoplasty, middle ear implants serve as replacements for damaged or redundant ossicles. Thanks to them, the defect mechanical chain of sound transmission between the tympanum and the stapes footplate can be restored.
There are two basic types of middle ear implants:
1. Total implants, or TORP ( Total Ossicular Replacement Prosthesis) – total ossicular replacement; functional stapes footplate.
2. Partial implants, or PORP ( Partial Ossicular Replacement Prosthesis) – partial ossicular replacement; stapes still present, stapes footplate functional.
Middle Ear Instruments
In this category you will find a wide range of products for rhinological use, particularly:
- External nasal splints (Aluminium or Thermoplastic)
- Internal nasal splints (Silicone or Fluoroplastic)
- Epistaxis catheter
- Sinus / nasal tampons
Further multi-use products can be found under e. g.
One of Spiggle & Theis´ strengths !
From a small pointed swab via a host of tampons to the most complex protective ear bandages, we can offer you a selection of specialist bandaging materials and tampons that you will not find elsewhere.
In this category you will find the most common kinds of swabs, those as looped gauze swabs, pointed swabs or preparation swabs in different sizes and variations.
One for all…
…was the idea behind the development of this drill system, particularly regarding the use in ENT-surgery. Both the material and the console should be capable of mastering a range of challenges at any given time, whether there be a mastoidectomy with the usual otology handpiece, or the use of a shaver in Sinus Surgery.
Importance was also placed on the aspect of a construction suited to meeting the highest quality demands for both the patient and the user, whilst keeping the costs within an acceptable boundary. The result of these efforts is a product whose extensive range of accessories make it possible to provide a comprehensive scale of usage, whilst offering exceptional value for money.
The Motor: a hidden strength in the Calmness…
…this certainly applies to our electronic motor, which runs smoothly and has a controlled start/stop performance. With a running speed of between 500 – 40.000 rpm it easily complies to modern standards. The material and the processing ensure that heat development during long usage is kept a minimum.
Satisfying hygiene demands is not enough. Our motto is to meet the norms of tomorrow today and to take the recommendations of accredited institutions seriously. Our otology handpieces and motors are approved for mechanical cleaning.
The shaver treatment method, usually associated with orthopaedics, was first used for ENT-surgery in the USA, 1994. Since then, shaver systems have continuously been developed and have become established in many ENT clinics world-wide.
The set up of the shaver systems currently available on the market is very similar, including the console, a hand-piece, a motor (integrated) and a shaver blade as the working element. There are, of course, differences in design, accessories and cutting geometries of the shaver blades. This results in the blades and handpieces of other manufacturers are not compatible with each other.
The indications for shaving lies in the minimally invasive removal of tissue in the area of the nose and the nasal cavities (e.g. adenoids, nasal muscle).
The principle stays the same:
Tissue is sucked through the cutting window in the shaver blade into the lumen. The sucked tissue is then severed due to the rotation of the inner tube in the outer tube and transported away through a hose which is connected to a suction pump.
Burs make the difference!
To be used where the surgeon requires high precision and safety!
When choosing rotary instruments, the following criteria are important:
Sharpness – Precision – Safety – Economical Price
Our rotary instruments have other important additional advantages:
- Minimum vibration and a smooth rotary action protect individual burs and the costly handpieces
- Extended bur life with improved cutting capabilities
- Efficient removal of tissue resulting from a well designed bur head
- Burs with round shanks
- All shafts have a regular diameter of 2.35 mm
The coating of a diamond instrument is as important as the blade quality of a toothed instrument. Poorly coated instruments achieve less material removal and consequently lead to longer operations. Furthermore, a poor coating can generate frictional heat which leads to thermal necrosis.
Choosing only the best materials sets the course for quality in general. Bending strength, breakage safety, corrosion resistance and metallurgical cleanness – to name but a few – must comply with the highest standards. Our carefully selected supplier uses a special finishing process (HIP = hot isostatic pressing), to give the carbide its practically
pore-free structure. The result is a sharp ground and unmarred blade.
With stainless steel rotary instruments the main focus is on the quality of the blades. An exact cut and good cutting geometry are vital for excellent cutting results and a long life.
The general quality criteria such as choosing the best materials and the standard of processing are reflected in the essential details e.g. durability, concentricity, vibration properties etc.
Stands for Rotary Instruments
- Suitable for various lengths of drills
- Stainless steel
- Solid and stable
- For 16, 34 or 48 burs
Silicone sheeting has a wide range of application possibilities in ENT- surgery today.
The material properties of silicone play an important role: it is smooth, has an anti-adhesive surface, is flexible and – depending on the thickness – still stable. It is possible to manufacture nearly every thickness. The sheeting can also be easily cut to the desired shape and size by the user.
The thinner sheets are preferred in otosurgery, whilst the thicker versions are often used in rhinological surgery, e.g. as septal buttons.
The period of time in which all the offered forms of silicone sheeting can remain undisturbed in the body must not exceed 30 days!
All our silicone sheetings are free from latex!
The Berghaus/Schrom Lid-Chain is an implant to restore dynamic closure of the eye in cases of lagophtalmus
resulting from facial paralysis.
The implant is in the form of chain and thus the malleability results in an optimal adaption to the form of the
The pre-drilled holes are to be used for easier fixation. Using platinum and iridium has many advantages
over the commonly used gold implants, particularly when considering weight distribution and biocompatibility.
The combination of the materials and the chain form is reflected in the above-average results and lower rate
Microscopes, mobile x-ray units, cameras or other medical devices are nowadays part of the standard equipment in operating rooms and used in many cases on a regular daily basis. Due to the continuously increasing hygienic demands, constant high-quality standards, easy and safe handling and a wide range of products are mandatory.
Spiggle & Theis can also offer such a wide range of diverse top-quality products in the field of sterile covers. Remarkable new product features are, for example, the new lense quality for microscope covers and the patented clip-system for the multi-part C-Arm covers.
For further specifications please see the individual product descriptions.
- Sterile microscope covers (Zeiss, Möller-Wedel, Leica and Wild-Leitz)
- Sterile C-arm covers
- Sterile console covers (banded bags), arthroscopy camera covers and sundry covers
- Material: Polyethylene
- Lense: Polycarbonate
- Lense standard version = Ending F (in article number)
- Lense high quality version = Ending H (in article number)
- Enforced lensering = Ending X (in article number)
- Angled lense cover = Ending G (in article number)
- Single, sterile packaging
Autologous fat as filler for the treatment of glottal insufficiency
- Minimally invasive sampling of homogeneous, autologous fat by liposuction, with patented sampling cannula
- Sampling of fat particles with optimal size for reinjection
- Autologous material, no rejection reactions like granuloma formation, etc.
- Preparation of the extracted material in a closed system
- Special needle for transfering the autologous fat into the vocal fold