Tissue varies but your staple lines shouldn’t. That's why the Signia™ stapling system delivers consistent staple lines1,2,3 — across variable tissue — and the benefits they bring to patients.
The Signia™ system gives you the precision of fully powered rotation, articulation, and firing4 with one hand.5
The Signia™ stapler is compatible with our existing reload portfolio featuring the proven performance of Tri-Staple™ technology.
The Signia™ stapler adapts to tissue variability1,2 and lets you know — before you fire — with visual and audible feedback from the handle. This is made possible by Adaptive Firing™ technology and real-time feedback.1,2,8
When you clamp on tissue, the Signia™ stapler:
Acknowledging a clinical challenge
Appropriate selection of the cartridge for the tissue to be divided is essential in the clinical setting, but it’s not always easy or possible to determine the thickness of the tissue intraoperatively.9
The Signia™ system’s continuous clamp force measurements — displayed on the handle in real time during a procedure — give you information about stapling conditions. Higher clamp force measurements may indicate thicker tissues and more challenging tissue applications.1,2
The Signia™ system adapts to these changing surgical conditions, by appropriately adjusting firing speed based on force measurements to optimize staple formation1,2 so you get more consistent staple lines.2,6
1. Based on internal test report #R2146-151-0, Powered stapling firing speed DOE analysis and ASA parameters. 2015.
2. Based on internal test report #R2146-173-0, ASA verification testing with slow speed force limit evaluation. 2015.
3. Based on internal report #RE00218740, Signia™ stapling adaptive firing technology data calculations and references. Aug. 7, 2019.
4. Based on internal report #R0033554, iDrive™ Ultra stapler PCR summary report. November 2012
5. Drew S, Tarek T, Donald P. UCONN biodynamics final report on results focusing on biomechanical exposures related to laparoscopic stapler use. Report #RE00022065. 2012.
6. Based on internal test report #RE00024826, Signia™ stapling system summative usability report, Rev A. January 2016.
7. Based on internal report #R2146-179-0, Signia™ stapler center of mass. 2015.
8. Signia™ stapler [user manual]. Mansfield, MA: Medtronic; 2016.
9. Hasegawa S, Nakayama S, Hida K, Kawada K, Sakai Y. Effect of Tri-Staple™ technology and slow firing on secure stapling using an endoscopic linear stapler. Dig Surg. 2015;32:353–360.