The Ethicon Endo-Surgery Linear Cutter is an advanced piece of instrumentation which has been designed to provide superior haemostasis and optimal compression. It is the only 6-row linear cutter combined with 3-D surgical staple technology which is available to help maintain the usual progression of healing. With no need for different cartridge sizes, the selectable Staple Height on the instrument gives the choice to the user of which compression is appropriate for the targeted tissue. The tissue can be manipulated by one hand, enabling gentle interaction with the tissue, due to the intermediate locking mechanism. The unique Proximal Preload Mechanism is reliable and allows for heightened safety and consistent staple formation.