Expertly designed for safe and effective surgical contraception for women
Keeping You at the Forefront
of Women’s Health Care
Used by Leading Surgeons, Recommended by Patients
scopy or postpartum procedures. Female ster-
successful sterilization with the Filshie® Clip.*
ilization with the clip can be performed in an
Simple and reliable, the smal titanium clip
outpatient set ing, or in a hospital. Sterilization
lined with soft Silastic® rubber is a safe and
effective method of surgical contraception.
Once in place, the clip occludes the fal opian
In a recent study, more than 90% of women
tube, preventing sperm from reaching the egg
surveyed who had been sterilized using this
in the fal opian tube. The Filshie Clip has the
system indicated they would recommend this
highest success rate among al current forms of
The Filshie Clip’s large curved upper jaw wasdesigned for edematous tubes. The hinged
The Filshie Clip System of sterilization can be
titanium clip has an inner silicone rubber lining
performed at the time of cesarean delivery,
that completely occludes the fal opian tube fol-
after a vaginal birth via mini-laparotomy, or as
a laparoscopic procedure. The applicators for
occurs, the silicone rubber effectively main-
this sterilization method have been purposely
tains pressure on the tube. A thin layer of peri-
designed for single- or dual-incision laparo-
toneum may eventual y cover the clip.
Safe and effective
No risk of bowel burn associated withother methods*
No risk from the magnetic effects of an MRI
Low failure rate—2.7 per 1000 patients*
Versatile with minimal
Affects approximately 4 mm of thefal opian tube—less than non-clip methods
Large tubal capacity al ows procedure forwomen with thicker fal opian tubes
Ideal for postpartum procedures in caseswhere fal opian tubes can be swol en
Ease of use and instruction
*Data on file at CooperSurgical, Inc.
S I M P L E A P P L I C A T I O N T E C H N I Q U E
Apply the clip across the entire diameter
of the fallopian tube with the hooked end
of the lower jaw visible through the meso-
salpinx. Before closure, use the applicator
as a manipulator to properly identify the
tube(s) and placement of the clip.
Squeeze the applicator to compress and
flatten the upper jaw, locking it under the
hooked end of the lower jaw.
Remove the applicator leaving the locked
Filshie Clip compressing the entire diameter
of the tube within its jaw. One Filshie Clip
per fallopian tube is required; clips are
The range of application equipment is
designed to be robust and reliable for
single- and dual-incision laparoscopy and
for mini-laparotomy postpartum procedures.
Single-Incision(Available in 5 mm, 7.5 mm, and 8 mm sizes)
Manufactured from high-quality stainlesssteel, the simple-to-use applicators areeasy to assemble and disassemble, andare easy to clean and maintain.
The applicators require servicing annual yor after every 100 procedures, whichevercomes first.
7.5 mm Single-Incision Filshie Clip Applicator
8 mm Single-Incision Filshie Clip Applicator
7 mm Dual-Incision Filshie Clip Applicator
5 mm Single-Incision Filshie Clip Applicator
To find out more about the Filshie Clip System, or to place an order:
Call 800.243.2974 or visit www.coopersurgical.com.
Keeping You at the Forefront of Women’s Health Care
The Filshie® Clip System is distributed by CooperSurgical, Inc.
Filshie® is a registered trademark of FemCare Limited.
Silastic® is a registered trademark of Dow Corning Corp.
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