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Surgical Stapling

Curved Cutter Stapler

Curved Cutter Stapler

Curved Cutter Stapler

Overview
Enhanced visibility.  Deeper reach Request Rep Follow-up

In colorectal cases, it is important to gain visibility and easy access to the lower pelvis for a successful low-anterior resection. With this in mind, Ethicon developed the CONTOUR® Curved Cutter Stapler, designed with a unique curved head for increased visibility and optimal use in the narrower male pelvis. The CONTOUR® Curved Cutter Stapler combines stapling and cutting into one device, delivering four rows of staples with a single cut between, eliminating the need for a bowel clamp and scalpel.

Low pelvic access with CONTOUR® Curved Cutter Stapler

Unique curved head design

  • 40mm cut line in 30mm space
  • Curved head designed for low pelvic access and enhanced visibility
  • Unique head design complements the increased shaft length for a deep reach

Smaller head width

  • 21% smaller head width than Covidien’s Radial Reload with Tri-Staple*
  • Helps you navigate through tight confines of the pelvic region to access hard-to-reach tissues low within the rectum required for distal transection

Larger Jaw Aperture

  • 13% larger jaw aperture than Radial Reload to help obtain placement below tumor site
  • Facilitates maneuverability and mobility along the colon to place staples where you want them

Site References

  • * Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Data on file (CONTOUR® head width, 2.5in. / 64mm.), Covidien, Endo GIA™ Radial Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology Technical Guide. (Radial Reload head width, 3.2in. / 81mm.).
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (CONTOUR® 18.5mm full jaw opening), Covidien, Endo GIA™ Radial Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology Technical Guide (Radial reload 16.3mm jaw opening).
Description & Specs

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Low pelvic access

  • Unique curved head design provides a 40mm cut line in a 30 mm space allowing for lower pelvic access
  • The CONTOUR® Curved Cutter Stapler has a 17mm smaller head width than Covidien’s Radial Reload (with Tri-Staple™ technology) to enable deep pelvic access.*
  • Larger jaw aperture facilitates maneuverability and mobility along the colon

Increased control

  • Manual pin placement captures intended tissue before closing device
  • The intermediate locking position captures the tissue with the jaws partially open, allowing for repositioning of the tissue within the instrument if desired. The closure trigger can be released and the jaw will remain open to allow for final positioning of the tissue before it is cut and stapled. Throughout this process, the retaining pin is fully engaged.

Enhanced usability

  • Breakthrough washer provides audible and tactile feedback every firing and new stainless steel anvil with every cartridge
  • With reloadable cartridges, the device may be fired up to 6 times in a single procedure

The CONTOUR® Curved Cutter Stapler can be used in colorectal, gastrointestinal and skeletal muscle stapling procedures. It allows for lower pelvic access in LAR procedures and provides a clean transection of muscle belly in procedures such as above/below-knee amputations.

PRODUCT CODE CARTRIDGE COLOR NUMBER OF STAPLED ROWS TISSUE THICKNESS OPEN STAPLE HEIGHT CLOSED STAPLE HEIGHT RELOAD INCLUDED EA/BX
CS40B Blue 4 Standard 3.5 1.5mm CR40B 3
CS40G Green 4 Thick 4.7 2.0mm CR40G 3
RELOAD CODE CARTRIDGE COLOR NUMBER OF STAPLED ROWS TISSUE THICKNESS OPEN STAPLE HEIGHT CLOSED STAPLE HEIGHT EA/BX
CR40B Blue 4 Standard 3.5 1.5mm 3
CR40G Green 4 Thick 4.7 2.0mm 3

Site References

  • * Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. data on file (CONTOUR® head width, 2.5in. / 64mm.), Covidien, Endo GIA™ Radial Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology Technical Guide (Radial Reload head width, 3.2in. / 81mm.).
Videos & Media

Looking for more specific instruction regarding our devices? Here are various materials and media to explain and walk you through the proper steps for their use. For the full steps to use of any of our devices, please refer to the package insert.

CONTOUR® Curved Cutter Stapler Assembly (3 min 19 sec)

Watch a demonstration of the assembly steps for the Ethicon CONTOUR Curved Cutter Stapler.