Overview

RELIABLE PERFORMANCE. GREATER EFFICIENCY.([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #RE00076629, Blunt tip iterations validation marketing summary: independent surgeon feedback collected during Medtronic-sponsored lab. Aug. 16–17, 2016.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),

We’ve combined the trusted performance of LigaSure™ vessel-sealing technology with nonstick nano-coating on the jaws of our blunt tip sealers/dividers. That means greater efficiency and fewer interruptions in the OR.1,†

Jaws that stick because of eschar buildup can affect device performance and disrupt the flow of your procedures. Our nonstick jaws help keep cleaning to a minimum and maximize your efficiency.([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #RE00063136, Lig-42 report product claims LF18XX: benchtop testing conducted using porcine uterine tissue, a wet gauze cleaning fixture, and optical imaging analysis. Sept. 9, 2016.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]), ‡

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Features

Control and Versatility. With Greater Efficiency.

One portfolio of sealer/dividers with many applications to meet your needs in the OR.

For specialties including:([FOOTNOTE=LigaSure™ Blunt Tip Open and Laparoscopic Sealer/Divider Indications for Use [package insert # PT00016000]. Minneapolis, MN: Medtronic, 2016.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

  •   General
  •   Urological
  •   Vascular
  •   Thoracic
  •   Gynecological

The new nonstick nano-coating on the jaws has raised the bar for LigaSure™ technology. Benefits that stick. And jaws that don’t.

Compared to our uncoated legacy device, the nonstick coating on LigaSure™ blunt tip devices:

  •   Creates 89% less sticking([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #RE00062678, Benchtop tissue sticking comparison of the Ethicon™* G2, Voyant™* 5 mm Fusion, LigaSure™ LF1644, and LigaSure™ LF1837 devices conducted on porcine uterine tissue using the ForceTriad™ energy platform. Oct. 5, 2016.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),§
  •   Reduces eschar buildup by 15%2, µ
  •   Results in fewer cleanings2, Ω
  •   Makes cleaning more efficient2, Ω

Fewer interruptions mean greater efficiency. And that translates to better performance — for you and your patients.

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Technology

Control Consistency And Efficiency.

The reliable performance of LigaSure™ vessel-sealing technology is better than ever. Because the nonstick nano-coating on the jaws of LigaSure™ blunt tip devices reduces sticking, eschar buildup,2, µ and cleaning to provide greater efficiency throughout procedures compared to legacy device.2, ‡

LigaSure™ technology uses the body’s own collagen and elastin to create a permanent seal that can withstand three times normal systolic blood pressure.([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #R0064457, LigaSure™ renal bench burst pressure evaluation of the Valleylab™ FT10 and ForceTriad™energy platforms. May 3, 2015.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) On average, it does this in 2-4 seconds.([FOOTNOTE=Based on Covidien memo RE00025819 Rev A, LigaSure™ Data Sources for VLFT10 White Papers. September 2015.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])  And it automatically stops energy delivery when the seal cycle is complete. So patients get a quality seal — every time.

An Energy Platform that Enhances Performance

LigaSure™ blunt tip devices can be powered by the ForceTriad™ energy platform with 3.6 software. But you’ll get even better performance with the Valleylab™ FT10 energy platform. Because the Valleylab™ FT10 energy platform monitors tissue impedance 130 times faster than the ForceTriad™ energy platform([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #RE00025819 Rev A, LigaSure™ device data sources for VLFT10 white papers. September 2015.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #RE00005401 Rev A, Product validation of Valleylab™ FT10: Surgeon and nurse evaluation in simulated use. Jan. 27-30, 2015; Feb. 24-27, 2015.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

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  • †11 of 11 surgeons agreed when compared to the predecessor device.

  • ‡Cleaning effectiveness assessed after each of two cleaning cycles.

  • §Instances of tissue sticking to jaws measured over 110 seals per device.

  • µEschar buildup assessed using optical imaging analysis after 20, 40, and 60 seal and divide cycles.

  • ΩUsing a wet gauze cleaning fixture and optical imaging analysis. Cleaning effectiveness assessed after each of two cleaning cycles.