Ethicon Endo-Surgery (EES), a developer and marketer of medical devices for minimally invasive and open surgical procedure, has introduced two new surgical staplers designed to optimize efficiencies and compression during open surgery.
EES said that its Linear Cutter 55/75, engineered with novel staple technology and selectable staple heights in one cartridge, provides better hemostasis for patients and improved efficiencies to surgeons, nurses and facility administrations.
The EES Linear Cutter 55/75 (available in 55mm and 75mm lengths) employs a new and novel 3-D staple technology, which produces angled, parallel staple legs that overlap, unlike traditional surgical staples. In addition, the EES Linear Cutter 55/75 staples are deployed in a row of six instead of four.
The Ethicon Endo-Surgery Intraluminal Stapler (ILS), designed with a new tissue compression scale, provides surgeons improved flexibility and control so that they can address the individual needs of each patient.
EES has said that the Intraluminal Stapler, enables surgeons to select the appropriate staple height between 1.0 and 2.5 millimeters for their patients. This allows them to control the amount of compression applied to tissue depending on the clinical situation, which can help the surgeon reliably deliver a staple line with proper staple formation. Similar to the EES Linear Cutter, the EES Intraluminal Stapler has fewer SKU codes than other brands, which helps increase efficiencies for facility administration.
Both surgical staplers were designed in collaboration with surgeons to be used in colorectal, bariatric and general procedures. The new products address the variability of tissue compression.