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EFFECTIVENESS - Sterishot® II consistently produces effective results with a confirmed calibrated Filshie® Clip closure mechanism. Outside the USA, Sterishot® II has been providing exact closure pressure and reliable locking of the clip since 2008.
SAFETY - Compared to a reusable applicator, Sterishot® II eliminates: potential for patient infection due to cross-contamination; annual calibration requirements; the risk of damage from handling and storage; and resources required for post-surgical cleaning, sterile processing and tracking between procedures. -- Available now from CooperSurgical Inc. --
The Filshie® System containing the Filshie® Clips and Sterishot® II applicator are immediately available from CooperSurgical Inc. Click here to have a representative follow up on the Filshie® System featuring the Sterishot® II applicator.
Since introduction in 1982, with over 13 million clips applied, knowledgeable gynecologists have relied on the Filshie® Clip System for high effectiveness and rare unwanted complications.
Filshie® Clips provide immediate effective occlusion of the Fallopian tubes, do not require an interim method of birth control, and do not need a subsequent confirmation to verify tubal obstruction. This immediate effectiveness is supported by a very low ectopic pregnancy rate (0.016%) (1), significantly better than other tubal occlusion methods.
In hundreds of published studies, the Filshie® System demonstrates an exemplary “typical use” success rate — including an extremely low rate of misapplication.
The Filshie® Clip’s special silicone profile and clip length allows it to be placed onto edematous postpartum Fallopian tubes. The length is able to encompass a swollen tube, and the silicone maintains pressure on the clipped tube as the tube gradually shrinks.
Filshie® Clips are placed via a simple, intuitive laparoscopy or minilaparotomy procedure. The application is quick and easy, yielding successful application rates approaching 100% (2).
Filshie Clips have a long history of patient satisfaction. Recent data indicates that compared to hysteroscopic sterilization, laparoscopic sterilization has an order of magnitude lower rate of reoperation for permanent sterilization within one year of the initial procedure (3).
It is clear that the success of the Filshie® Clip is the reason that the UK Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, in conjunction with the National Health Service, continues to recommend Filshie® Clips as the preferred method for laparoscopic female sterilization (4). The Filshie® System is the most common tubal occlusion method in Australia and New Zealand (5), and is one of the most popular permanent sterilization methods in the United States, Canada, South Africa, the Netherlands, and a significant number of other countries worldwide.
Click here to have a representative follow up on the Filshie System featuring the Sterishot® II applicator.
(1) US FDA PMA P920046
(2) Duffy S, Marsh F, Rogerson L, et al, Female sterilisation: a cohort controlled comparative study of ESSURE versus laparoscopic sterilisation. BJOG. 2005 Nov;112(11):1522-8.
(3) Mao J, Pfeifer S, Schlegel P, et al, Safety and efficacy of hysteroscopic sterilization compared with laparoscopic sterilization: an observational cohort study, BMJ, 2015;351:h5162
(4) Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Male and Female Sterilisation, 2014 Sep.
(5) The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Female sterilisation by Filshie clip tubal occlusion (C-Gyn 22), 2014 Nov.