What is the difference between the standard and XL sizes of the DST Series™ EEA™ family of staplers?
The DST Series™ EEA™ XL is 10 cm longer and was designed for laparoscopic use.
It appears the green line has some variability. Is there a range of tissue compression?
The difference in the clamping distance from the time the green line becomes visible to the time the device is fully tightened is less than 1mm. As a result it is always recommended that the device be fully tightened and then the presence of the green line verified to ensure optimal staple formation.
Will the existing EEA™ reusable sizer set work with these products?
The existing reusable sizers are compatible with the DST Series™ EEA™ staplers.
Are the DST Series™ EEA™ OrVil™ accessories able to be used on the DST Series™ EEA™ standard length and DST Series™ EEA™ XL products?
No. The 21 mm and 25 mm DST Series™ EEA™ OrVil™ accessories are compatible with all 21 mm and 25 mm DST Series™ EEA™ XL staplers only.
Should I squeeze the handle until I hear a click when firing?
You should always squeeze the handle fully when firing. At the completion of the firing stroke a tactile crunch and audible click will reinforce that the firing process is complete.
Are the 21 mm and 25 mm DST Series™ EEA™ OrVil™ accessories compatible with both the 3.5 mm and 4.8 mm staplers?
Yes. The DST Series™ EEA™ OrVil™ accessories are compatible with both staple heights for the appropriate diameter product, i.e. 21 mm with 21 mm and 25 mm with 25 mm.
Are the anvils compatible with both the 3.5 mm and 4.8 mm staplers?
Yes. If a surgeon positions an anvil then decides that the larger or smaller staple height is appropriate, they can open a new stapler and use the anvil that has already been placed.
What are the available stapler diameters and staple heights?