* Internal market analysis as of 1/31/2014. (C1635)
HARMONIC ACE® + 7 Shears are the first and only ultrasonic energy device with a 7mm vessel sealing indication.
† For complete instructions for use, refer to the HARMONIC ACE®+7 Shears IFU
¶ HARMONIC® shears focus frictional heat between the jaws of the device, contributing to minimal lateral thermal spread(C1391)
‡ ECHELON FLEX™ GST System Blue and Green Reloads compared to Endo GIA™ with Tri Staple™ Technology Purple Reloads evaluated via gross observations of firings in 1.5mm to 3.0mm thick animate porcine ileum. Mucosal capture was rated via a 5-point Likert scale with the best rating [with a rating of 1] representing fully captured mucosa. (C2308)
Mucosa is 7 times more likely to be fully (or completely) captured in the staple line when using the ECHELON™ GST System vs Endo GIA with Tri Staple™ Technology, leading to better mucosal apposition.
§ Mucosal capture evaluation in a preclinical study comparing compression damage, mucosal injury and mucosal capture on varying thicknesses of porcine gastrointestinal tissue utilizing a 5-point Likert scale. The ECHELON FLEX GST System had a higher percentage of firings that were rated as having good mucosal apposition (12.1% GST vs 1.7% Tri-Staple) and a lower percentage of firings that were rated as having poor mucosal apposition (10% GST vs 24% Tri-Staple).
1. STRATAFIX™ Plus Knotless Tissue Control Device Consolidated Claims Matrix SFX 052362-160502
With greater wound holding strength and security, STRATAFIX™ Symmetric PDS™ Plus Knotless Tissue Control Devices can close wounds substantially faster than using an interrupted technique.