Overview

Transforming Surgical Stapling Single-Handedly

Tissue varies but your staple lines shouldn’t. That's why the Signia™ stapling system delivers consistent staple lines([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #R2146-151-0, Powered stapling firing speed DOE analysis and ASA parameters. 2015.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #R2146-173-0, ASA verification testing with slow speed force limit evaluation. 2015.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) — across variable tissue — and the benefits they bring to patients.

The world’s first smart stapler, the Signia™ system combines the proven performance of Tri-Staple™ technology with the power of real-time feedback. Our reposable handle also gives you the precision of fully powered rotation, articulation, and firing([FOOTNOTE=Drew S, Tarek T, Donald P. UCONN biodynamics final report on results focusing on biomechanical exposures related to laparoscopic stapler use. Report #RE00022065. 2012.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) with one hand.([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #RE00024826, Signia™ stapling system summative usability report, Rev A. January 2016.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

Features

Powered Articulation, Rotation, and Firing with One Hand

The world’s first smart stapler is here. And it’s transforming surgical stapling — single-handedly.

Because the Signia™ stapler:

  • Delivers consistent staple lines1,2
  • Provides precision and maneuverability with fully powered articulation, rotation, and clamping3
  • Displays real-time feedback on an easy-to-understand LED screen4
  • Frees your other hand to focus on the surgical site4
  • Feels well-balanced in your hand during use([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #RE00027558, Signia™ powered stapler center of Mass. 2015.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

The Signia™ stapler is compatible with our existing reload portfolio featuring the proven performance of Tri-Staple™ technology, which:

  • Generates less stress on tissue([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=Based on internal test report #2128-002-2, Final analysis of staple line vascularity using MicroCT. April 27, 2015.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Delivers outstanding performance in variable tissue

It’s when paired with Tri-Staple™ 2.0 reloads and Signia™ loading units with Tri-Staple™ 2.0 cartridges that you’ll get the enhanced performance of our smart stapling system. See our technology section to learn more.

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Technology

Real-time Feedback You Can See and Hear

The Signia™ stapler adapts to tissue variability.1,2 And lets you know when it does — before you fire — with visual and audible feedback displayed on the handle.

It’s made possible by Adaptive Firing™ technology, which is enabled when our smart stapler is paired with Signia™ loading units and Tri-Staple™ 2.0 reloads and cartridges.1-3

When you clamp on tissue, the Signia™ stapler:

  • Displays real-time feedback, showing the device is ready to fire([FOOTNOTE=Signia™ stapler [package insert]. Minneapolis, MN: Medtronic, 2016.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Sets one of three firing speeds based on the tissue variability1,2
  • Adjusts firing speed based on tissue variability and thickness1,2,4

And when combined with Tri-Staple™ 2.0 reloads, you get:

  • Less stress on tissue6
  • Better perfusion into the staple line7
  • Outstanding performance in variable tissue

Acknowledging a Clinical Challenge

Appropriate selection of the cartridge for the tissue to be divided is essential in the clinical setting, but it’s not always easy or possible to determine the thickness of the tissue intraoperatively.([FOOTNOTE=Hasegawa S, Nakayama S, Hida K, Kawada K, Sakai Y. Effect of Tri-Staple™ technology and slow firing on secure stapling using an endoscopic linear stapler. Dig Surg. 2015;32:353–360.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

The Signia™ system’s continuous clamp force measurements — displayed on the handle in real time during a procedure — give you information about stapling conditions. Because higher clamp force measurements may indicate thicker tissues, more challenging tissue applications, or additional materials in the jaws.1,2

The Signia™ system adapts to these changing surgical conditions, by appropriately adjusting firing speed based on force measurements to optimize staple formation.1,2 So you get consistent staple lines.2,4