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Inservice Guide

MicroCutter XCHANGE® 30 Videos


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BEFORE USING THE MICROCUTTER XCHANGE, PLEASE REFER TO THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE FOR WARNINGS, INDICATIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

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MicroCutter Loading



The MicroCutter is shipped with the Jaws in the open position. Pull the Return Slide toward the Rotation Knob to open the jaws if necessary. Slide the Cartridge onto the Channel, lift the front end of the Cartridge over the Channel window, then firmly snap the front end of the Cartridge into the window. Remove the Cartridge Retainer and discard. Partially squeeze the Trigger to close the Jaws to Trocar Mode, the configuration at which the End-Effector is at its minimum diameter.

MicroCutter Deployment



To clamp the device, completely pull the Trigger to the Handle and visually confirm that the Jaws are clamped. To fire the device, push the orange Mode Selector Button. Prior to pulling the Trigger, allow the tissue to compress for 10 seconds after clamping for optimal stapler formation. To fire, squeeze the Trigger fully 2 times.

Release from Tissue

Removal of MicroCutter through Trocar



To unclamp and reset the device, pull the Return Slide toward the Rotation Knob. Partially squeeze the Trigger to minimze the diameter of the Jaws at the back end to slip into the Trocar. Pull the Jaws into the Trocar and then release the Trigger. The Jaws will now remain in Trocar Mode, the configuration at which the end-effector is at its minimum diamter.

Removal of Spent Cartridge

Special Situations



Push Cartridge tip upward (toward the Anvil Jaw) to unsnap the used Cartridge from the Channel. A fine tip forcep can be used to push the Cartridge tip out of the Channel. Discard the used Cartridge. Rinse the Jaws in water. The Jaws can be released at any time by pulling the Return Slide toward the Rotation Knob.
  If necessary, should a complete firing not be possible with repeated motion of an engaged Trigger, advance the Return Slide toward the Stapler Jaw while pulling the Trigger. Once the Trigger re-engages, stop advancing the Return Slide.

CARDICA, INC. 
900 Saginaw Drive
Redwood City, CA 94063, USA

MDSS GmbH
Schiffgraben 41
D-30175 Hannover, Germany

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The downloadable .pdf is provided for reference only, and the content included in the Instructions for Use (IFU) included with the product prevails.



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