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Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 100 years, from creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our surgical technologies and solutions include sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and haemostats along with interventional ablation, robotics and digital solutions.
Tackling Key Disease States
Learn more about our specialty-focused training programs and find information about our evidence-backed products and links to patient-facing resources.
Our commitment to Colorectal surgery focuses on reducing the risk of complications and associated costs. By combining innovation with education and research, we strive to have more predictability in outcomes.
Committed to shaping the future of surgery in the fight against obesity and metabolic diseases and helping elevate the standard of care through research and evidence, professional education and training, and innovative products.
Ethicon is committed to working with the Thoracic community to Shape the Future of Thoracic surgery. By improving the understanding of key complications, investing in innovation and education we hope to work towards the very best patient outcomes.
Giving surgeons additional information to support their clinical decision-making has the potential to drive the next surgical revolution. Our digital surgery ecosystem will bring together the collective value of Next Generation Robotics and Instrumentation; Advanced Imaging; and AI-powered Digital Solutions.
Ethicon strives to develop the next generation of integrated treatment solutions in colorectal care to, ultimately, give patients back their tomorrows. With the Colorectal Next Program, we aim to address anastomotic leaks as a multi-factorial complication.
Ethicon Plus Antibacterial Sutures
Triclosan-coated sutures are supported by evidence-based recommendations from a number of global health authorities and technology assessment bodies as part of the SSI prevention bundle.1-5*
Change the Air for a Safer OR
Ethicon’s latest report looks at how to enhance operating room safety, the impact of COVID-19 on our current environment, the smoke evacuation solutions available in the market and the latest guidance for nurses, surgeons and hospital administrators on reducing the impact of surgical smoke.
News & Events
Ethicon is exhibiting at the Future Surgery Show 2021
Ethicon collaborates with SCTS on first UK & Ireland simulation training roll-out in cardiothoracic surgery
Ethicon Plus Sutures Become First and Only Sutures with Antibacterial Protection Recommended for use in NHS by NICE Medical Technologies Guidance
ObesityUK launches “The Reality of Obesity” podcast for World Obesity Day
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* CDC, WHO, ACS/SIS, NICE, and KRINKO guidelines on reducing the riskof surgical site infections are general to triclosan‐coated sutures and are not specific to any one brand. Recommendations for different types of surgery may not be consistent across authorities.
1. Berrios‐Torres SI, Umscheid CA, Bratzler DW, et al. Centers for disease control and prevention guideline for the prevention of surgical site infection, 2017. JAMA Surg. 2017;152(8):784‐791.
2. Ban KA, Minei JP, Laronga C, et al. American college of surgeons and surgical infection society: surgical site infection guidelines, 2016 update. J Am Coll Surg. 2017;224(1):59‐74.
3. NICE Guideline Updates Team (UK). Surgical site infection: prevention and treatment. NICE website.
Accessed Nov 16, 2020.
4. World Health Organization. Global guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infection.
https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/250680/9789241549882‐eng.pdf?sequence=8. Published November 2016. Accessed Nov 16, 2020.
5. Prevention of postoperative wound infections. Recommendation of the Committee for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention (KRINKO) at the Robert Koch Institute. Bundesgesundheitsbl. 2018;61(4):448‐473.