Overview

Addressing the Challenges of Advanced Tissue Management

With the thickest indicated tissue range for any stapler on the market (2.25 mm – 3.00 mm)1, the Endo GIA™ radial reload delivers optimal performance, even in challenging cases.

In colorectal procedures, the Endo GIA™ radial reload is setting new standards for access, maneuverability and staple line security in LAR procedures. It may provide surgeons uncompromised access and visibility deep in the pelvis. Surgeons can operate with confidence across a broader range of tissue thickness and lower in the pelvis compared to Ethicon Contour®*([FOOTNOTE=Rivadeneira DE, Verdeja JC, Sonoda T. Improved Access and Visibility During Stapling of the Ultra-low Rectum: A Comparative Human Cadaver Study Between Two Curved Staplers. Ann Surg Innov and Res 2012; 6:1.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

For thoracic procedures, the unique design and 360 degree rotation provides multiple angles and enhances access in the chest cavity for both open and VATS procedures compared to linear reloads. The Endo GIA™ radial reload may produce less stress during compression and clamping([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #PCG-007 rev 1, When compared to Echelon Flex™* green reloads as part of an analysis comparing different stapler designs and their performance and impact on tissues under compression using two-dimensional finite element analysis. Sept. 2, 2011.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),†, allows greater perfusion into the staple line([FOOTNOTE=When compared to Ethicon Echelon Flex™* uniform staple reloads as part of a bench study conducted in murine models, the vascular volume was statistically superior with Tri-Staple™ (p=.011).],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),†, and provides outstanding performance in variable tissue thicknesses.([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #PCG-001, Tyvek pull-apart test comparing Echelon(TM*) and Tri-Staple™ technology (data on file at Medtronic). March 2011.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #PCG-004, Undercrimp comparisons in increasing pads of foam between Echelon™* and Tri-Staple™ technology (data on file at Medtronic). January 2012.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #PCG-006, Staple Formation Comparison between Medtronic EGIA60AXT and Ethicon ECR60G in an Ex-Vivo Tissue Model (data on file at Medtronic). January 2012.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #PCG-018, 2D FEA of Linear Staplers (data on file at Medtronic). November 2012.
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Features

Deeper access for LAR

  • 1-2 cm lower in pelvis compared to Ethicon Contour®*1
  • Facilitation of better distal margins1

Innovative profile offers greater maneuverability and visibility

  • Allows for coronal and sagittal approaches
  • Improved visibility in the pelvis when compared to Ethicon Contour®* 1

Enhanced access, with tissue to spare

  • Unique design and 360 degree rotation allows for multiple access angles from both open and VATS approach
  • Design may allow for enhanced access in the chest cavity compared to linear reloads
  • Potential to spare healthy parenchyma compared to linear reloads

Tri-Staple™ technology delivers 6 rows of variable height staples and graduated compression that:

  • Generates less stress during compression and clamping2,†
  • Allows greater perfusion into the staple line3,†
  • Provides outstanding performance in variable thicknesses4,5,6,7,8,†

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Technology

Stapling Made Smarter

No single stapler can address the wide range of tissue management issues surgeons face on a daily basis. That's why we have developed a portfolio of specialty stapling solutions within the Tri-Staple™ technology portfolio to provide the right tool to meet each specific challenge.

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  • Pre-Clinical results may not correlate with clinical performance in humans.