Overview:

The Reinforcement is Preloaded. The Confidence is Built In.

The Endo GIA™ reinforced reload with Tri-Staple™ technology is the only stapler with preloaded buttress material that provides improved ease of use and reduced waste in the OR. Compatible with both our manual and powered handles, this integrated reinforcement offering combines the benefits of Tri-Staple™ technology with improved staple line security.

This product is in limited availability. Please contact your Medtronic sales rep for more information.

Features

Product Animation:
Reinforced Reload 60 mm AXT Black
Reinforced Reload 60 mm AXT Black

Preloaded buttress material on each anvil and cartridge

Anchoring sutures keep the material flat and secure when manipulating the reload and firing

Loading unit – can be used on all Endo GIA™ manual handles and the iDrive™ Ultra powered stapler

New anvil and knife with every firing for a clean, precise transection of the material and tissue

Articulation offers improved access and visualization to the surgical site

Synthetic material provides absorption after 15 weeks and strength during critical wound healing

Features:

Endo GIA™ Reinforced Reload Features

  • Reduces acute bleeding at the staple line when compared to non-buttressed reloads on small bowel1
  • Provides a higher leak pressure point when compared to non-buttressed reloads in in-vivo canine bowel2
  • Lowers rate of air leaks at the staple line vs. non-buttressed reloads at 40 mmHg3
  • In a preclinical thoracic model, the reinforced reload performed comparably to SeamGuard™* with respect to impact to adjacent tissue structures4
  • Reinforced reload buttress material is absorbable, absorbent and soft, and allows tissue in-growth5
  • Reinforced reload buttress material mass loss is comparable to SeamGuard™* 6
  • May save a hospital between 7-10 minutes of OR time per procedure due to the preloaded benefit7

1 Reinforced Reload Bench Top Testing, Acute Hemostasis in Canine Small Bowel, 11/26/13, Report # 2183-075 (Published Model, applicable to EGIA60AMT reload)

2 Reinforced Reload Bench Top Testing, In Vivo Leak Testing in Canine Bowel, 12/2013, Report # 2183-075-In Vivo Competitive Testing (Published Model, applicable to EGIA60AMT reload)

3 Reinforced Reload Bench Top Testing, Acute Pneumostasis in Canine Lung, 11/20/13, Report # 2183-075 (Published Model, applicable to EGIA60AMT reload)

4 Reinforced Reload Pre-Clinical Testing, Abrasion Assessment of Staple Line Reinforcement Materials in the Thorax of a Canine, 4/4/13, Report #2183-027

5 Reinforced Reload Pre-Clinical Testing, In-Vitro Benchtop Stiffness; 10/1/13; Report #2183-033-0; Report: In vitro Mass Loss; 1/23/14 (2183-060-0)

6 Reinforced Reload Pre-Clinical Testing, In-Vitro Mass Loss; Report: In vitro Mass Loss; 1/23/14 (2183-060-0)

7 "Survey of tissue reinforcement users to determine waste and time loss attributed to separately loaded buttress materials in the OR." Online U.S. national sample of 125 surgeons and 125 OR nurses. Covidien-sponsored study by ORC International, 11/9/11.

Specifications

Specifications:
Order Information
Reorder Code Description Cartridge Color Staple Size (inner to outer row) Ordering Quantity
EGIATRS45AMT Endo GIA™ Reinforced Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology 45 mm Articulating Medium Thick Purple 3 mm, 3.5 mm, 4 mm 6 Units/Box
EGIATRS60AMT Endo GIA™ Reinforced Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology 60 mm Articulating Medium Thick Purple 3 mm, 3.5 mm, 4 mm 6 Units/Box
EGIATRS45AXT Endo GIA™ Reinforced Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology 45 mm Articulating Extra Thick Black 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm 6 Units/Box
EGIATRS60AXT Endo GIA™ Reinforced Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology 60 mm Articulating Extra Thick Black 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm 6 Units/Box
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 Covidien 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.