ECHELON FLEX™ Powered Vascular Stapler with Advanced Placement Tip is a stapling device for use in thoracic and solid organ procedures. It allows surgeons to simultaneously cut and staple vessels using a thin, nimble and incredibly precise device so they can navigate in very tight spaces. The innovative design allows precise placement on fragile pulmonary vessels. A 26 percent narrower, curved, blunt tip anvil provides superior maneuverability around vascular structures while a 26 percent thinner shaft offers the greatest angle of reach in the tight space between the ribs. The design allows 50° articulation in each direction—11 percent greater than other devices—for additional flexibility in surgery. Virtually effortless firing reduces tip movement by 83 percent for stability that is particularly critical in thoracic and solid organ procedures.
Designed by: Johnson & Johnson IDHF team and Johnson & Johnson Global Surgery Group Research and Development team for Ethicon