* 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).
\\ Benchtop testing on porcine jejunum. Comparing mean tissue stretch during anvil opening after firing of the Ethicon Circular Stapler (CDH25A) and the DST Series EEA circular stapler (EEA2535). 1.558cm vs 2.228cm, p<0.05.(C2176)
The Ethicon circular stapler [Intraluminal Stapler] [with its fixed anvil design] causes 1.4 times (43%) less strain on the anastomosis during anvil opening compared to the Covidien DST Series EEA [with its tilting anvil].
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.