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.([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=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=]),([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-018, 2D FEA of Linear Staplers (data on file at Medtronic). November 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=]),†

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 reloads.([FOOTNOTE=Covidien Bench Top Testing. Tyvek Pull Apart Testing, In-Vitro Leak Comparison and In-Vivo Leak Comparison Test.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])



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.Click to see stress animation from iBook.


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.

Click to Perfusion Infographic.


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.

Click to see reload selection chart.

Tri-Staple™ Technology

Three Pillars of Tri-Staple™ Animation


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 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.


45 mm & 60 mm Reload

Core reloads available in Tan & Purple

Reinforced Reload

Is the only stapler with preloaded tissue reinforcement to provide improved efficiency and less waste in the OR

Black Extra Thick Reload

Offers the tallest staple height on the market to accommodate the thickest indicated tissue range

30 mm Short Reload

An extra-short reload designed specifically for use in situations where space is limited

Curved Tip Reload

Provides enhanced visiblity and manoeuvrability around target tissues and vessels

Radial Reload

Sets new standards for access, manoeuvrability and staple line security and performance in variable tissue thicknesses

related technologies

Signia™ Stapling System

Endo Stapling

Open Stapling

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