Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many clips are contained in the Endo Clip™ 5 mm?

    The Endo Clip™ 5 mm contains 12 clips.

  • Why isn’t a clip always present in the jaw of the Endo Clip™ 5 mm?

    The Endo Clip™ 5 mm features surgeon-controlled clip loading, which allows the user to leave the jaws of the instrument empty during instrument changes. This feature reduces the incidence of clip dropping or mis-alignment.

  • How do I fire the Endo Clip™ 5 mm?

    After insertion through the port, confirm that the jaw sufficiently extends past the end of the port by visual confirmation of the “LOAD” line printed at the distal end of the instrument.
    Before placing the jaw around the structure to be occluded, squeeze the handle until an audible click is heard, to feed a clip into the jaw.
    Place the loaded jaw around the structure to be occluded, making sure that the tissue fits completely within the confines of the jaw.
    Complete the handle squeeze to close the clip on the tissue.

  • How do I know when the Endo Clip™ 5 mm is empty?

    The Endo Clip™ 5 mm is loaded with 12 M/L clips. When there are no clips left in the applier, a red indicator flag will automatically appear in the clip indicator window located at the rear of the instrument body. Once the final clip has been fired, the safety interlock feature prevents the handle from being squeezed, thus preventing the empty jaw from being closed on tissue.

  • How large is the clip delivered by the Endo Clip™ 5 mm?

    The Endo Clip™ 5 mm delivers a Super Interlock™ clip close in size to the Endo Clip™ M/L clip. The Endo Clip™ 5 mm clip dimensions are 3.5 mm X 8 mm.

  • What is the length of the Endo Clip™ 5 mm shaft?

    The Endo Clip™ 5 mm has a working shaft length of 29 cm.

  • Why is the word “LOAD” printed on the shaft of the Endo Clip™ 5 mm proximal to the jaw?

    The word “LOAD” is printed on the shaft of the Endo Clip™ 5 mm proximal to the jaw as a visual indicator to confirm that the instrument is completely through the access device. The jaws must be free from contact with the access device to ensure proper clip deployment and firing.

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