We Are in This Together

For over 100 years, Ethicon has stood side by side with healthcare professionals around the world, sharing the same passion to improve and save lives. We are humbled to support your efforts to keep healthcare running during times of unprecedented disruption. Together we continue evolving standards of care in surgery and innovating to improve outcomes for patients everywhere.

We’re here. We’re ready. And we’re in this together.

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We understand the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly changed the way healthcare professionals collaborate, engage and deliver care on the front lines. You can count on us to adapt and help. Our Johnson & Johnson Institute recently launched the COVID-19 Resources Center, powered by dialogEDU, in collaboration with Advances in Surgery (AIS) Channel.

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Together, We Can Reduce Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Risk

One action can make a difference in reducing surgical site infection risk. Join the movement and watch these inspiring videos.

Patient and Surgeon Views on SSI Prevention

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 hemostats along with interventional ablation, robotics and digital solutions.

News & Events

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Ethicon’s Echelon Circular Powered Stapler Associated With Major Reduction in Serious Complications Following Colorectal Surgery

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Ethicon Surgical Innovations Lab Kicks Off U.S. Mobile Tour With Visits to Hospitals Nationwide

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Ethicon Expands Advanced Biopolar Energy Portfolio With Launch of Enseal X1 Curved Jaw Tissue Sealer

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Ethicon Launches New Echelon+ Stapler With GST Reloads To Increase Staple Line Security And Reduce Complications In Surgery

  1. Schiavon, C. A., Bhatt, D. L., Ikeoka, D., Santucci, E. V.,Santos, R. N., Damiani, L. P., . . . Drager, L. F. (2020). Three-YearOutcomes of Bariatric Surgery in Patients With Obesity andHypertension. Annals of Internal Medicine, 173(9), 685-693.doi:10.7326/m19-3781
  2. Compared to previous generations of Enseal devices (099986-210202).
  3. ENSEAL® X1 Curved Jaw Tissue Sealer can capture, seal and transect a longer length of tissue per single activation due to a 16% (or 3.4mm) longer jaw (p < 0.001) and a 19% (or 3.5mm) longer cut length (p < 0.001) compared to LigaSure™ Maryland (LF1937). (145163-200630).
  4. In benchtop testing on porcine arteries, vessels sealed with ENSEAL® X1 Curved Jaw had a 22% higher average burst pressure than vessels sealed with LigaSure™ Maryland (LF1937), (1055mmHg vs. 862mmHg, p < 0.001). (145079-200629).
  5. 112 of 112 vessels sealed successfully on first pass in an acute porcine model. All seals maintained hemostasis during blood pressure challenge. During blood pressure challenge, systolic blood pressure was increased to at least 200 mmHg for a minimum of 10 minutes to simulate a hypertensive crisis. (095317-200519)
  6. 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. 2016;224(1):5974.
  7. Berríos-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. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0904.
  8. WHO Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2016.
  9. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guideline. Surgical site infections: prevention and treatment. NICE website. www.nice.org.uk /guidance/ng125/chapter/Recommendations. Accessed October 17, 2019.
  10. 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):448473.
  11. Periyanayagam, U., MD, MPH, Dwyer, A., Kim, J., Garcia, R., MPH, Worrall, S., MPH, & Davis, A., MPPA. (2020). New Colorectal Cancer Diagnoses Fall by One-Third as Colonoscopy Screenings and Biopsies Grind to a Halt During Height of COVID-19 (pp. 1-6, Research Brief). KomodoHealth™.
  12. Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies Elective Surgery Survey. Accessed August 4, 2020. About the Survey: This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of DePuy Synthes from July 9-13, 2020 among 2,016 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. (CLICK TO PDF)
  13. Impact of the Novel Powered Circular Stapler on Risk of Anastomotic Leakage in Colorectal Anastomosis. A Propensity Score‐Matched Study.[ECHELON CIRCULAR1.7% (1/60) vs. manual circular 11.8%(14/119), p=0.022]
  14. Guidelines on reducing the risk of surgical site infections are general to triclosan-coated sutures and are not specific to any one brand.