The Lapro-Clip™ system consists of:
The Lapro-Clip™ reusable clip applier:
Has a two-part compression closure mechanism that closes more securely than latch closure mechanisms, which can fail if tissue becomes trapped between the jaws.([FOOTNOTE=Darzi, A. Initial Experience with an Absorbable Laparoscopic Ligation Clip. British Journal of Surgery.1997. 84: 974-976.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),* Featuring a 360 degree rotation, every angle is reachable.
Lapro-Clip absorbable ligation clips:
Composed of two polymers:
These polymers degrade completely via hydrolysis:2
A dual-layer clip-lock mechanism
Please refer to the package insert for complete instructions, contraindications, warnings and precautions.
Medtronic provides the following review of a publication comparing the use of absorbable ligation clip to metal and absorbable latch-closure clips in laparoscopic surgery.
To understand the vessel security and to determine the time required to achieve independent security after ligation with an absorbable suture or absorbable clip.
Advantages of using Lapro-Clip™ absorbable clips:
In a clinical trial including 233 patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy using Lapro-Clip™ ligating clips:1,*
Available in a variety of clip packages to provide procedural flexibility.
* Results based on initial experience of handling charateristics reported by surgeons in 415 cases. Animal data is not necessarily indicative of human clinical outcomes.
† Animal data is not necessarily indicative of human clinical outcomes.
‡ Bench test results may not necessarily be indicative of clinical performance