Stapling made smarter

Tri-Staple™ technology reloads are designed to work in harmony with the natural properties of tissue before, during, and after stapling. Each reload has a stepped cartridge face that delivers graduated compression and three rows of varied height staples.

The result of that design is a reload that provides greater strength and leak resistance4,([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #PCG-002, In-vitro leak comparison. March 08, 2011.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),Ω,†† across procedures.

Less Stress1,2,†,‡

Each Tri-Staple™ reload has a stepped cartridge face that delivers graduated compression and three rows of varied height staples. This helps generate less stress on tissue during compression and clamping.1,2,†,‡

Greater Perfusion3,†

Tri-Staple™ technology’s graduated compression profile and varied height staples allow greater perfusion into the staple line.3,†

Enhanced Performance2,4,5,6,7,§,Ω

With a stepped cartridge face and graduated staple heights, reloads with Tri-Staple™ technology deliver greater performance across a broad range of thicknesses.2,4,5,6,7,§,Ω

Stapling Made Smarter

Tri-Staple™ technology reloads are designed to work in harmony with the natural properties of tissue to optimise performance before, during and after stapling. With its stepped cartridge face, Tri-Staple™ technology delivers graduated compression, optimising 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, 2-D 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 greater performance in variable thicknesses2, ([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #PCG-001, Tyvek pull-apart test comparing Echelon™* 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=Bench Top Testing. Tyvek Pull Apart Testing, In-Vitro Leak Comparison and In-Vivo Leak Comparison Test.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

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

  • ‡Compared to Echelon Flex™* green reloads analysis comparing different stapler designs, performance and impact on tissues under compression using 2-D finite element analysis.

  • §Preclinical results may not correlate with clinical performance in humans. 

  • ΩBench test results may not necessarily be indicative of clinical performance. Compared to Ethicon Echelon Flex™*.

  • ††Staple line strength: Endo GIA™ tan reload vs. Echelon Flex™* white reload and Endo GIA™ purple reload vs. Echelon™* green, gold, and blue reloads. Leak resistance: In-vitro synthetic leak comparison: Endo GIA™ purple reload vs. Echelon™* blue and gold.