Lower Jaw-Thrusting (LJT ) Oropharyngeal (Oral) Airways


It is estimated that over 350 million oropharyngeal (oral) airways are used every year around the world, during anesthesia, on semiconscious / unconscious patient’s and during CPR. But would it surprise you to know that current common Guedel and Berman oral airways have been clinically proven to be deficient in opening and maintaining the oropharynx airway? That’s why we developed LJT Oral Airways!


The current common oral airways were introduced over 80 and 64 years ago, but the simple fact is that medical science has taken leaps and bounds since that time but, unfortunately, they are an old “hold over” from the past and they do not adequately fulfill all of the requirements to maintain the airway in semiconscious / unconscious patients. Further, dealing with difficult airways and failed intubations nevertheless contributes to a variety of adverse events, including increased risk for airway trauma, rapid desaturation, laryngeal injuries, unexpected ICU admission and even death.

Common oral airways are:


  • Deficient at opening and maintaining the oropharynx airway
  • Not designed to control the ever-problematic tongue
  • Possess no dimensional consistencies across sizing – affecting how it impacts a patients anatomy

Oral Airways Developed by an Anesthesiologist for Anesthesiologists
WEDGE LJT Oropharyngeal Airways were the brain-child of Dr. T.R. Shantha, a Nobel-nominated research scientist, physician and practicing anesthesiologist for over 4 decades. Using his clinical knowledge of the drawbacks associated with the use of common Guedel and Berman oral airways, he developed a novel concept to address the age-old issues associated with dealing with “difficult airways”. This includes the need to do away with the continued requirement for manual and bi-manual lower jaw-thrusting by the practitioner in order to maintain an open airway. LJT Oral Airways are the new solution that overcomes all of the shortcomings of current common oral airways on the market.

  • Jaw-thrust opens and maintains the oropharyngeal airway
  • Designed to control the tongue
  • Fixed positioning of device
  • Allows hands-free use
  • Dimensional standardization across sizing

Our line of LJT Oral Airways provide:


  • Superior Patient Care
  • Reduced Procedural Complications
  • Reduced Operational Costs