LJT Oral Airway Design Benefits

LJT Oral Airway Advantages

Read Why We Developed the LJT Oral Airway and Why its Superior to Anything on the Market.

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We designed the LJT Oral Airways to adhere to standardization across all of these dimensional elements to bring uniformity and increased functionality for airway management.

The main advantages of our LJT Oral Airways are:

Jaw Thrusting Design: studies have proven that mandibular advancement increases the oropharynx opening under anesthesia but nobody incorporated that embodiment into an oral airway…until now. By pulling the jaw forwards, LJT airways can provide a 14% increase of the oropharyngeal area.

Hands Free Use: our LJT design provides a “fulcrum”, which “locks” the device into place, thus, freeing the hands of the practitioner so they can attend to other tasks.

Back Plate Extension: provides better control of the tongue from collapsing back into hypo-pharynx and from falling from side-to-side, thus, preventing from obstructing the airway further.

Obese Support: establishes an easy ventilation airway for overweight or obese patients. This patient population increases the difficulty of mask ventilation since they tend to have larger, thicker necks and tongues, along with more redundant soft tissue in the oropharyngeal area.

Bite Block Openings: wider opening through the bite portion and to newly designed side ports functions as an intubation guide to facilitate insertion of endoscopes, catheters and related medical instruments.

Greater Access: larger holes allow for more air circulation on both sides of the airway, and at the same time allows suction from one side to the other for any secretions and regurgitations.

Ventral Hump: projection that depresses the root of the tongue prevents the tongue from moving back on the epiglottis and oropharynx, thus holding it away from the posterior pharyngeal wall.