Overview:

Enhanced Visibility And Maneuverability

The unique Endo GIA™ Curved Tip Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology is the only stapler to feature a curved tip at the distal end of the anvil providing enhanced visibility and maneuverability around target tissues and vessels.

Features

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Endo GIA™ Curved Tip Reload Features
Endo GIA™ Curved Tip Reload Features

Unique Curved Tip

  • Provides surgeons with enhanced visualization and access to surgical site
  • Enables dissection and manipulation of tissue and vessels in challenging stapling applications
  • Includes flexible introducer  

 

Stronger, Streamlined Fixed Anvil

  • Improves maneuverability of stapler around target tissue and enhances clamping force

Stepped Cartridge Face

  • Facilitates lateral diffusion of tissue fluids during clamping and firing

New I-Beam Design and Stronger Knife Blade

  • Smooth tissue transection in challenging thick-tissue-applications

Larger Anvil Buckets

  • Increases target area to facilitate good staple formation, especially in thick tissue

Forward/Backward Compatibility with Endo GIA™ Universal and Endo GIA™ Ultra Universal Staplers

Features:

Endo GIA™ Curved Tip Reload Features

  • Enhances visualization and maneuverability around target tissues and vessels
  • Aids in tissue manipulation, allowing for blunt dissection and mobilization
  • May result in operative time savings during dissection of anatomical structures1

The Curved Tip Reload’s Tri-Staple™ technology provides

  • Improved burst pressure strength*
  • Reduced tissue compression stress on the outer staple row compared to Endo GIA™ Universal reloads
  • Consistent hemostatic performance across a broader indicated tissue range
  • Improved tissue retention during manipulation and transection

1 In a retrospective review of 45 de-identified, unedited videos of thoracoscopic lung resection cases, the curved tip was associated with better time savings during thoracoscopic lung resection procedures. “Anvil Extension Technology in Thoracic Surgery”; Annals of Thoracic Surgery; 2012; Vol 93: 1280-4.

* The results from bench testing may not directly correlate with clinical performance.

Specifications

Specifications:
Order Information
Reorder Code Description Cartridge Color Staple Size (inner to outer row) Ordering Quantity
EGIA45CTAV* Endo GIA™ 45 mm Curved Tip Articulating Vascular Reload Gray 2 mm, 2 mm, 2 mm 1 Each
EGIA30CTAVM Endo GIA™ 30 mm Curved Tip Articulating Vascular/Medium Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology Tan 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm 1 Each
EGIA45CTAVM Endo GIA™ 45 mm Curved Tip Articulating Vascular/Medium Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology Tan 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm 1 Each
EGIA60CTAVM Endo GIA™ 60 mm Curved Tip Articulating Vascular/Medium Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology Tan 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm 1 Each
EGIA45CTAMT Endo GIA™ 45 mm Curved Tip Articulating Medium/Thick Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology Purple 3 mm, 3.5 mm, 4 mm  
EGIA60CTAMT Endo GIA™ 60 mm Curved Tip Articulating Medium/Thick Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology Purple 3 mm, 3.5 mm, 4 mm  
Other Characteristics & Requirements
* Reorder code EGIA45CTAV, while offering a slimmer fixed anvil, is a vascular reload that does not come with Tri-Staple™ technology
Technology:

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 clamping1
  • May allow greater perfusion into the staple line2
  • Provides outstanding performance in variable thicknesses

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 reloads3.

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

1 When compared to Echelon Flex™* green reloads as part of a September 2, 2011 analysis comparing different stapler designs and their performance and impact on tissues under compression using two-dimensional finite element analysis (data on file).

2 When compared to Ethicon Echelon Flex™* green reloads as part of a bench study conducted August 16-18, 2011 that measured fluid perfusion into clamped media among different stapler designs (data on file).

3 Covidien Bench Top Testing. Tyvek Pull Apart Testing, In-Vitro Leak Comparison and In-Vivo Leak Comparison Test.