Superior clip, superior clip security*
No other leading clip applier provides more in-jaw clip retention/security†
LIGAMAX™ 5 Endoscopic Multiple Clip Applier is engineered for reliable clip engagement and retention by remaining in contact throughout the duration of the firing cycle. Additional stability is provided by the jaws for three points of contact.
Clips that stay in place
Greater in-jaw clip retention to reduce/mitigate clip dislodgement‡
LIGAMAX™ 5 provides greater in-jaw clip retention than all other leading 5mm clip appliers to reduce/mitigate clip dislodgement.‡ Clips that stay in place during surgical maneuvering while positioning the jaws around a structure have a better chance of forming properly when fired.
* Based on the aggregate of data derived from benchtop testing of LIGAMAX™ 5 (EL5ML), Applied Medical Epix® Universal 5mm (CA500), Covidien ENDO CLIP™ III (176630), Applied Medical Direct Drive® 10mm (CA090) and Covidien ENDO CLIP™ II (176657): - force required to dislodge a partially formed clip in the axial and transverse directions from the jaws of those leading competitive devices incorporating an anti-backup device [Median values: Axial: 3.948lbs (EL5ML) vs 0.346 (CA500), 0.137 (176630) and 2.308 (CA090), Transverse: 3.629 vs 0.786, 2.033 and 3.501 (p-value = 0.1183 vs CA090 transverse, all others pvalue<0.0001).] (Clip closed to 1st ratchet point after distal clip tips touch.); - and force required to displace a properly formed clip from an elastomeric vessel model in the axial direction [Median values: 1.481lbs (EL5ML) vs 0.903 (CA500), 1.136 (176630), 0.371 (CA090) and 1.761 (176657) (all, p-value<0.0001)].
† Benchtop testing comparing the median force required to dislodge a partially formed clip from the jaws of the LIGAMAX 5 vs. leading competitive devices with anti-backup mechanism (Applied Medical Epix Universal 5mm, Covidien ENDO CLIP III and Applied Medical Direct Drive 10mm). Clip closed to 1st ratchet point after distal clip tips touch. (Axial: 3.948lbs vs 0.346, 0.137 and 2.308, p<0.0001; Transverse: 3.629lbs vs 0.786, 2.033 and 3.501, p=NS vs Direct Drive, all others p<0.0001).
‡ Benchtop testing comparing median values of force required to dislodge a partially formed clip from the jaws of LIGAMAX 5, Applied Medical Epix Universal 5mm and Covidien ENDO CLIP III. Clip closed to 1st ratchet point after distal clip tips touch. (Axial: 3.94lbs vs 0.346 and 0.137, p<0.0001; Transverse: 3.629lbs vs 0.786 and 2.033, p<0.0001).