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 clamping([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #PCG-007 rev 1, When compared to Echelon Flex™* green reloads as part of an analysis comparing different stapler designs and their performance and impact on tissues under compression using two-dimensional finite element analysis. Sept. 2, 2011.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #PCG-018, 2D FEA of Linear Staplers (data on file at Medtronic). November 2012.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),†,‡
  • Allows greater perfusion into the staple line([FOOTNOTE=When compared to Ethicon Echelon Flex™* uniform staple reloads as part of a bench study conducted in murine models, the vascular volume was statistically superior with Tri-Staple™ (p=.011)],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),†,‡
  • Provides superior performance in variable thicknesses2,([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #PCG-001, Tyvek pull-apart test comparing Echelon(TM*) and Tri-Staple™ technology (data on file at Medtronic). March 2011.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #PCG-004, Undercrimp comparisons in increasing pads of foam between Echelon™* and Tri-Staple™ technology (data on file at Medtronic). January 2012.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #PCG-006, Staple Formation Comparison between Medtronic EGIA60AXT and Ethicon ECR60G in an Ex-Vivo Tissue Model (data on file at Medtronic). January 2012.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #PCG-019, Comparative Test of Medtronic Endo GIA™ Black Reloads with Tri-Staple™ Technology and Ethicon ECHELON FLEX™* Black Reloads (data on file at Medtronic). June 2014.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),†

Tri-Staple™ technology improves staple line strength, leak resistance and hemostasis when compared to the universal reloads.([FOOTNOTE=Covidien Bench Top Testing. Tyvek Pull Apart Testing, In-Vitro Leak Comparison and In-Vivo Leak Comparison Test.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

STRESS

Stress on tissue may cause damage. Damage may be seen as bruising or tearing of tissue. Tri-Staple™ was built with this in mind. The unique stepped cartridge face and progressive staple heights reduce stress on tissue during compression and clamping.

PERFUSION

Stapling that promotes proper perfusion is important for the tissue healing process. Tri-Staple™ technology allows more blood to the actual staple due to its stepped cartridge face and progressive staple height.

VARIABLE TISSUE

Tri-Staple™ technology reloads are indicated for the broadest tissue range of any stapling reload. This means that not only are Tri-Staple™ reloads useful in the most challenging of tissue applications, but the task of reload selection is simplified and more forgiving.

Tri-Staple™ Technology

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INTRODUCING TRI-STAPLE 2.0

Tri-Staple™ 2.0 reloads are equipped with a computer chip that can communicate information during your procedure. When Signia™ and Tri-Staple™ 2.0 are combined you will receive information on the Signia™ screen before, during & after you fire, to help support clinical decision making.([FOOTNOTE=Based on PT00002451 Signia™ Stapler User Manual, Page 13.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

TRI-STAPLE SPECIALITY RELOADS

Tri-Staple™ Speciality reloads are designed to help you address procedurally specific challenges. All including Tri-Staple™ 2.0 technology for real-time feedback, the Curved Tip, Black, 30 mm, Reinforced and Radial reloads are all designed to work with both our Manual and Signia™ handles.

  • † Pre-Clinical results may not correlate with clinical performance in humans.

  • ‡ Compared to flat-faced cartridges with single-height staples.