The Tria Stent is the only commercially available stent that may help control the accumulation of both calcium (Ca) and magnesium salt deposits.1,2 It is also designed to be stiffer during placement to navigate patient anatomy while softening by over 40% at body temperature,1,3 which may promote greater patient tolerability.4 By addressing these issues, the Tria Stent may reduce the cost associated with follow-up care.4-9

DISCOVER WHY TRIA IS THE URETERAL STENT BEING CONSIDERED IN OPERATING ROOMS.

   
   

Financial Considerations:

Urine Ca and Mg salt deposits can contribute to stent complications such as encrustation that can lead to time-consuming, complicated stent removals.7,11,12
 

In an OR setting, simple and complicated stent pulls are reimbursed the same amount depending on the code billed for the procedure.8

 

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A complicated stent removal may require more OR time and may consume more resources with no additional reimbursement to cover the additional costs.7,8

 

On average, it takes a physician 22 minutes longer to perform a complex stent removal versus a simple stent removal.9

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Understanding Ureteral Stent Encrustation

   
Tria Encrustation Video



WHAT HAPPENS WHEN URETERAL STENTS ARE FORGOTTEN?

 

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13 out of 100 ureteral stents may be forgotten.13

~10 of 13 (76%) of long term in-dwell stents may become encrusted within 6 months.14 This can result in increased risk of infection and obstructiton.15

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2 procedures, on average, is required for stent removal.14

   
 
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