Stapling Made Smarter

Tri-Staple™ technology reloads are designed to work in harmony with the natural properties of tissue to optimize performance before, during and after stapling. With its stepped cartridge face, Tri-Staple™ technology delivers graduated compression, optimizing interaction between the tissue and stapler because it:

  • Generates less stress on tissue 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=]),†
  • Provides superior performance in variable 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.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #PCG-019, Comparative Test of Medtronic Endo GIA™ Black Reloads with Tri-Staple™ Technology and Ethicon ECHELON FLEX™* Black Reloads (data on file at Medtronic). June 2014.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),†

The improved design of the stronger fixed anvil and I-beam incorporated into the Tri-Staple™ technology reload results in improved staple line strength, leak resistance and hemostasis when compared to the universal reloads.([FOOTNOTE=Bench Top Testing. Tyvek Pull Apart Testing, In-Vitro Leak Comparison and In-Vivo Leak Comparison Test.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

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.

See the Three Pillars of Tri-Staple™ Technology

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