Ethicon Endo-Surgery has released two new open surgery staplers. The Linear Cutter 55/75 uses a novel method of applying the staples, resulting in staple legs that overlap each other, something that may improve adherence of tissues. Both it and the new EES Intraluminal Stapler are touted by J&J to provide “economical and operational benefits for materials and operations managers” by relying on a single staple cartridge.
More about the devices from the press release:
The EES Linear Cutter 55/75 (available in 55mm and 75mm lengths) employs an innovative 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. These innovations produce a unique staple line, delivering optimal tissue compression and superior hemostasis(i). The new EES Linear Cutter is also enhanced with:
a single cartridge that contains three different staple heights, enabling surgeons to select staple height during surgery – based on the individual tissue thickness of the patient – without switching cartridges. an intermediate locking mechanism which allows for easier, one-handed tissue manipulation, allowing surgeons to gently interact with tissue.
In addition to the surgical benefits, the EES Linear Cutter 55/75 provides economical and operational benefits for materials and operations managers. As a result of relying on a single staple cartridge, SKU codes associated with the device are reduced by 50 percent. This results in increased efficiency to surgeons, nurses and facility administration.
The other new product from Ethicon Endo-Surgery, the EES 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.