April 1, 2021
Ethicon recently announced the global launch of the ECHELON+ Stapler with GST Reloads, a new powered surgical stapler designed to increase staple line security and reduce complications through more uniform tissue compression and better staple...
Ethicon developed the ECHELON ENDOPATH SLR to help surgeons who want even more strength around the staple line and to overcome issues with current buttressing options which can be difficult to load, result in inconsistent staple line coverage and may loosen with typical maneuvering during stapling procedures.
In the latest study, researchers found bleeding complication rates were up to 73% lower in the ECHELON Powered Stapler with Gripping Surface Technology reloads group than they were in the Signia group (0.61% vs. 2.24%).
The Ethicon*-supported study, recently published online in JAMA Surgery, is the latest to demonstrate the superiority of bariatric surgery over medical therapy alone in treating common diseases associated with obesity.
“We stand with the surgical and healthcare community during this unprecedented and challenging time,” said Raymond Fryrear, MD, VP & Integrated Leader, PreClinical, Clinical and Medical Affairs, Johnson & Johnson. “The safety and protection of hospital personnel and patients has always been our top priority. Our goal is that every hospital has access to smoke evacuation and energy products in an effort to make procedures safer for surgeons, nurses and the entire OR team.”
The new ECHELON CIRCULAR Powered Stapler combines two innovative Ethicon technologies, 3D Stapling Technology that evenly distributes compression and Gripping Surface Technology, which provides gentler handling to reduce compressive forces on tissues.
9/26/18: “When reoperations are required, they can be challenging due to the unpredictable nature and complexity of variables to which the surgeon may be confronted during surgery. These include such issues as adhesions, tissue type and thickness, unexpected or disruptive bleeding, and difficult access to the patient’s anatomy. This new portfolio of products and education from Ethicon helps the surgeon manage this unpredictability to the benefit of the patient,” said Alan Wittgrove, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Medical Director at the Wittgrove Bariatric Center in Del Mar, CA.
9/24/18: Orthopaedic surgeons were more satisfied with the DERMABOND PRINEO System too, but by even wider margins than their patients. Overall surgeon satisfaction was 83.7 percent compared to 56.1 percent for skin staples. Surgeons felt the System led to greater overall patient satisfaction (84% vs. 45%), better cosmetic results (88% vs. 40%) and better overall healing of the knee incision (82% vs. 52%). Surgeons were also less worried about surgical site infections (77% vs. 52%).