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Surgical Stapling

Linear Cutters

Linear Cutters

Linear Cutters

Overview
Linear Cutters

As a surgeon, you are most concerned with delivering optimal outcomes for your patients. To assist you in achieving this goal, Ethicon remains committed to developing advanced instrumentation across the spectrum of surgical methods, including open surgery. And so, in collaboration with surgeons worldwide, we have developed the new Ethicon Endo-Surgery Linear Cutter – designed to deliver optimal compression and superior hemostasis.* The only open linear cutter with 6-row, 3-D surgical staple technology to help maintain the normal progression of healing.

Selectable Staple Height on the device gives you the versatility to deliver appropriate compression for the targeted tissue, without the need for different cartridge sizes. And the intermediate locking mechanism allows for easier, one-handed tissue manipulation, helping you to gently interact with tissue.

  • Advanced – deliver superior hemostasis through six rows of 3-D surgical staples.
  • Reliable – unique Proximal Preload Mechanism enables consistent staple formation and safety lockout feature prevents firing of unloaded device.
  • Versatile – selectable staple height in a single cartridge for a variety of tissue thickness you encounter.
  • Efficient – a single cartridge for three closed staple heights allows for 50% reduction in Stock Keeping Units (SKU).
  • Easy to use – Intermediate locking position allows repositioning of tissue while two sided firing and non-slip grips provides improved control of the device.

PROXIMATE® Linear Cutter

Linear Cutters

We also still offer our existing line of PROXIMATE Linear Cutters which has been in use for more than 20 years. They are:

  • Reliable – unique cam mechanism enables consistent staple formation and safety lockout feature prevents firing of unloaded device
  • Adjustable – three different reloads available for a variety of tissue thicknesses
  • Easy to use – one-hand placement; intermediate locking position allows for repositioning of tissue.

Site References

  • * Preclinical animate study comparing the Ethicon Endo-Surgery Linear Cutter (NTLC75), the EES TLC75, and the DST Series™ GIA™ 80.1
  • Compared with the leading competitor.
Description & Specs
 Linear Cutter

The new Ethicon Endo-Surgery Linear Cutter is the only linear cutter with 6-row, 3-D surgical staple technology delivering superior hemostasis.* It is a sterile, single-patient-use instrument that simultaneously staples and divides tissue. It may be used for transection, resection, and the creation of anastomoses.

Features include:

  • 6-Rows of staples, three rows on each side of the cut line.
  • 3-D surgical staple designed with angled, parallel legs to increase the area of tissue compression.
  • Selectable Staple Height feature accommodating various tissue thicknesses using one cartridge/reload. (closed staple heights of 1.5mm, 1.8mm, or 2.0mm).
  • Up to twelve firings
  • Intermediate locking mechanism gives you easier, one-handed tissue manipulation
  • Two sided firing allows for firing at any angle, whether left or right handed
  • Non-slip grip surfaces providing improved control of the device
  • Safety Lockout feature prevents firing of unloaded device, and preventing firing of a used cartridge/reload.
  • Available in two anvil lengths (55mm, 75mm) for procedural flexibility
  • Integrated knife blade in the cartridge/reload (new knife with every firing)
  • Proximal Preload Mechanism for consistent staple formation
  • Tissue retaining button – assists with setting the closed staple height and also prevents tissue slippage out of the distal end of the instrument

These linear cutters have the following procedure applications:

  • Bariatric
  • Colorectal
  • Gastrointestinal
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecologic
  • Thoracic
  • Pediatric

Can be used with staple line or tissue buttressing materials, such as bovine pericardium.

Please click on the link below to see a detailed description of the MRI-related information regarding this product.
PROXIMATE Linear Cutters

Please contact our Customer Support Center at 1-877-ETHICON (384-4266) or via email at customersupport@eesus.jnj.com for more information.

ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY Linear Cutter
PRODUCT CODE SHAFT LENGTH EA/BX NUMBER OF STAGGERED ROWS SELECTABLE CLOSED STAPLE HEIGHT
NTLC55 55mm 3 3 1.5 mm, 1.8 mm, or 2.0 mm
NTLC75 100mm 3 3 1.5 mm, 1.8 mm, or 2.0 mm
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY Linear Cutter
RELOAD CODE EA/BX NUMBER OF STAGGERED ROWS SELECTABLE CLOSED STAPLE HEIGHT
SR55 12 3 1.5 mm, 1.8 mm, or 2.0 mm
SR75 12 3 1.5 mm, 1.8 mm, or 2.0 mm

PROXIMATE® Linear Cutter

 Linear Cutter

Our first linear cutter, the PROXIMATE Linear Cutter is a sterile, single-patient-use instrument that simultaneously staples and divides tissue. It may be used for transection, resection, and the creation of anastomoses.

Features include:

  • CAM mechanism for consistent staple formation
  • Tissue retaining button – assists with setting the closed staple height and also prevents tissue slippage out of the distal end of the instrument
  • Up to eight firings
  • Two rows of staggered staples on each side of the cut line
  • Safety Lockout feature prevents firing of unloaded device.
  • Intermediate locking position allows repositioning of tissue and longest available cut line with our 100mm device, to transect more tissue in one firing.
  • Four different reloads available for a variety of tissue thicknesses. (Gold reload available for 75mm)

These linear cutters have the following procedure applications:

  • Bariatric
  • Colorectal
  • Gastrointestinal
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecologic
  • Thoracic
  • Pediatric

Can be used with staple line or tissue buttressing materials, such as bovine pericardium.

Please click on the link below to see a detailed description of the MRI-related information regarding this product.
PROXIMATE Linear Cutters

Please contact our Customer Support Center at 1-877-ETHICON (384-4266) or via email at customersupport@eesus.jnj.com for more information.

PROXIMATE® Linear Cutter
PRODUCT CODE EA/BX CARTRIDGE COLOR NUMBER OF STAGGERED ROWS TISSUE OPEN STAPLE HEIGHT CLOSED STAPLE HEIGHT RELOAD INCLUDED
TCD75 3 Gold 2 Regular/Thick 4.20mm 1.8mm TRD75
TCT10 3 Green 2 Thick 4.50mm 2.0mm TRT10
TCT55 3 Green 2 Thick 4.50mm 2.0mm TRT55
TCT75 3 Green 2 Thick 4.50mm 2.0mm TRT75
TLC10 3 Blue 2 Regular 3.85mm 1.5mm TCR10
TLC55 3 Blue 2 Regular 3.85mm 1.5mm TCR55
TLC75 3 Blue 2 Regular 3.85mm 1.5mm TCR75
TVC55 3 White 2 Vascular/Thin 2.50mm 1.0mm TVR55
PROXIMATE® Linear Cutter
RELOAD CODE EA/BX COLOR NUMBER OF STAGGERED ROWS TISSUE OPEN STAPLE HEIGHT CLOSED STAPLE HEIGHT
TCR10 12 Blue 2 Regular 3.85mm 1.5mm
TCR55 12 Blue 2 Regular 3.85mm 1.5mm
TCR75 12 Blue 2 Regular 3.85mm 1.5mm
TVR55 12 White 2 Vascular/Thin 4.20mm 1.8mm
TRD75 12 Gold 2 Regular/Thick 4.20mm 1.8mm
TRT10 12 Green 2 Thick 4.50mm 2.0mm
TRT55 12 Green 2 Thick 4.50mm 2.0mm
TRT75 12 Green 2 Thick 4.50mm 2.0mm

Site References

  • * Preclinical animate study comparing the Ethicon Endo-Surgery Linear Cutter (NTLC75), the EES TLC75, and the DST Series™ GIA™ 80.1
Videos & Media

Comments on the ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY™ Linear Cutter from James Becker, MD (Video) (1 min 44 sec)

Comments by James Becker, MD at Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA, on the ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY™ Linear Cutter.

Video: Comments on the ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY™ Linear Cutter from James Becker, MD (Video)

Comments by James Becker, MD at Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA, on the ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY™ Linear Cutter.
Comments on the ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY™ Linear Cutter from James Becker, MD (Video)

Comments by James Becker, MD at Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA, on the ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY™ Linear Cutter.

Video: Ethicon Linear Cutter Steps for Use

Learn how to use the Ethicon Endo-Surgery Linear Cutter. Ethicon Endo-Surgery’s PROXIMATE® Linear Cutter is a sterile, single-patient-use instrument that simultaneously staples and divides tissue. It may be used for transection, resection, and the creation of anastomoses.
Ethicon Linear Cutter Steps for Use

Learn how to use the Ethicon Endo-Surgery Linear Cutter. Ethicon Endo-Surgery’s PROXIMATE® Linear Cutter is a sterile, single-patient-use instrument that simultaneously staples and divides tissue. It may be used for transection, resection, and the creation of anastomoses.

Video: Ileoanal Pull Through using the ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY™ Linear Cutter

Ileoanal Pull-Through procedure performed by James Becker, MD & Stephen Sentovich, MD at the Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA
Ileoanal Pull Through using the ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY™ Linear Cutter

Ileoanal Pull-Through procedure performed by James Becker, MD & Stephen Sentovich, MD at the Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA

Video: Left Sigmoid Colectomy Using the ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY™ Linear Cutter Video

Sigmoid Colectomy procedure performed by Lee C. Pederson, MD at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC
Left Sigmoid Colectomy Using the ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY™ Linear Cutter Video

Sigmoid Colectomy procedure performed by Lee C. Pederson, MD at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC