Covidien has announced the launch of the new curved tip and black reloads for its Endo GIA Universal stapler. The curved tip gives surgeons greater maneuverability in minimally invasive procedures, while the black reload can staple through thicker tissue than any other minimally invasive stapler currently on the market.
From the press release:
In addition to improved visibility and maneuverability, the curved tip offers other features to improve ease of use. A radiopaque flexible introducer can be mounted onto the tip, which may help guide the fixed anvil under the vessel/tissue that is to be transected. Additionally, the atraumatic curved tip can be used for blunt dissection and to manipulate tissues while positioning the reload before firing.
The black reload is designed to comfortably compress tissues that are up to 50% thicker than the tissues that could be compressed with previous-generation staplers, including the Endo GIA™ Universal green reload and Ethicon’s Echelon and Echelon Flex™ green reload. This first-in-market black reload provides a smooth firing force through tissues that range in thickness from 2.25 mm to 3 mm.
Press release: Covidien Announces Launch of Endo GIA™ Curved Tip and Black Reloads with Tri-Staple™ Technology…
Product page: Tri-Staple Technology…
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