RAM® DEVICE
Precise annular suture placement featuring enhanced ergonomics with no exposed needles.
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Introduction

The RAM® DEVICE is an automated dual curved needle annular suturing device which can place a horizontal mattress stitch in one squeeze.

RAM® 3.5 is available in 3.5mm suture spacing and RAM® 5.0 is available in 5mm suture spacing.

Indications for Use

U.S.
Outside U.S

The RAM® DEVICE used in conjunction with RAM® COR-SUTURE® QUICK LOAD® surgical suture is indicated for use in the approximation of soft tissue and prosthetic materials.

The RAM® DEVICE used in conjunction with RAM® COR-SUTURE® QUICK LOAD® surgical suture is indicated for use in the approximation of soft tissue and prosthetic materials.

Features & Benefits

The RAM® DEVICE has several key features and benefits that distinguish it as the leading automated suture placement device.

TISSUE JAW

Dual curved needles simultaneously deliver both arms of the double-armed suture through the annulus.

ARTICULATION & ROTATIONAL KNOB

The orientation of the device tip is set by rotating the white Articulation Knob, and/or the blue Rotational Knob.

DEVICE OPTIONS

Available in 3.5mm and 5mm suture spacings.

ARTICULATING DEVICE TIP

The RAM® DEVICE has the ability to articulate both 30° "IN" and 30° "OUT".

Exquisite annular suture placement
Delivers consistent bite width ensure true vertical alignment during valve seating
Unparalleled automated reliability
Facilitates suturing around the right coronary cusp and Anterior Medial Zone (AMZ)
Shaft rotates 360° offering maximum ergonomics
Wristed instrumentation returns dexterity and control back to surgeon
Enables a true minimally invasive approach via minithoracotomy
Videos

Watch videos of the RAM® DEVICE in use.

Device Anatomy

RAM® DEVICE

The RAM® DEVICE is an automated dual curved needle annular suturing device which places a 3.5mm or a 5mm wide horizontal mattress suture in one squeeze.

RAM® COR-SUTURE® QUICK LOAD® 

RAM® COR-SUTURE® QUICK LOAD® surgical suture is designed to enable the rapid, easy and reliable loading of suture into our RAM® annular suturing device. RAM® COR-SUTURE® QUICK LOAD® suture is available in Green, White, and Green and White Striped pledgeted and non-pledgeted, non-absorbable, 2-0 Polyester surgical suture.

Ordering

Options and specifications for ordering. Select your region.

U.S.
Outside U.S
RAM® DEVICE 3.5
Box of 6 Kits
(2 Devices per Kit)
021900
RAM® DEVICE 5.0
Box of 6 Kits
(2 Devices per Kit)
022580
RAM® COR-SUTURE® QUICK LOAD® SINGLES 2-0 Polyester, Green, Non-Absorbable, 38”, Pledgeted, 3.5MM
Box of 12 Sutures
(1 Suture per Pouch)
022039
RAM® COR-SUTURE® QUICK LOAD® SINGLES 2-0 Polyester, Green, Non-Absorbable, 38”, Pledgeted, 5.0MM
Box of 12 Sutures
(1 Suture per Pouch)
022668
RAM® COR-SUTURE® QUICK LOAD® SINGLES 2-0 Polyester, Green, Non-Absorbable, 38”, Non-Pledgeted, 3.5MM
Box of 12 Sutures
(1 Suture per Pouch)
022325
RAM® COR-SUTURE® QUICK LOAD® SINGLES 2-0 Polyester, Green, Non-Absorbable, 38”, Non-Pledgeted, 5.0MM
Box of 12 Sutures
(1 Suture per Pouch)
022680
RAM® COR-SUTURE® QUICK LOAD® SINGLES 2-0 Polyester, White, Non-Absorbable, 38”, Pledgeted, 3.5MM
Box of 12 Sutures
(1 Suture per Pouch)
022047
RAM® COR-SUTURE® QUICK LOAD® SINGLES 2-0 Polyester, White, Non-Absorbable, 38”, Pledgeted, 5.0MM
Box of 12 Sutures
(1 Suture per Pouch)
022671
RAM® COR-SUTURE® QUICK LOAD® SINGLES 2-0 Polyester, White, Non-Absorbable, 38”, Non-Pledgeted, 3.5MM
Box of 12 Sutures
(1 Suture per Pouch)
022320
RAM® COR-SUTURE® QUICK LOAD® SINGLES 2-0 Polyester, White, Non-Absorbable, 38”, Non-Pledgeted, 5.0MM
Box of 12 Sutures
(1 Suture per Pouch)
022683
RAM® COR-SUTURE® QUICK LOAD® SINGLES 2-0 Polyester, Green/White Striped, Non-Absorbable, 38”, Pledgeted, 3.5MM
Box of 12 Sutures
(1 Suture per Pouch)
022335
RAM® COR-SUTURE® QUICK LOAD® SINGLES 2-0 Polyester, Green/White Striped, Non-Absorbable, 38”, Pledgeted, 5.0MM
Box of 12 Sutures
(1 Suture per Pouch)
022674
RAM® COR-SUTURE® QUICK LOAD® SINGLES 2-0 Polyester, Green/White Striped, Non-Absorbable, 38”, Non-Pledgeted, 3.5MM
Box of 12 Sutures
(1 Suture per Pouch)
022340
RAM® COR-SUTURE® QUICK LOAD® SINGLES 2-0 Polyester, Green/White Striped, Non-Absorbable, 38”, Non-Pledgeted, 5.0MM
Box of 12 Sutures
(1 Suture per Pouch)
022686
RAM® COR-SUTURE® QUICK LOAD® 6-TRAY Pledgeted 2-0 Polyester, Green (3) and White (3), Non-Absorbable, 38”, 3.5MM
Box of 6 Trays
(6 Sutures per Tray)
022090
RAM® COR-SUTURE® QUICK LOAD® 6-TRAY Pledgeted 2-0 Polyester, Green (3) and White (3), Non-Absorbable, 38”, 5.0MM
Box of 6 Trays
(6 Sutures per Tray)
022677
RAM® and SEW-EASY® Products
Products currently unavailable outside of the U.S.
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Resource Center

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Supporting References
Automated Suturing for Pacemaker Lead Placement via Video Guided Minimally Invasive Surgical Access
Joseph W. Turek, MD; Juan A. Siordia, MD; Jude S. Sauer, MD; Peter A. Knight, MD
First Two Mitral Valve Replacements via Right Lateral Mini Thoracotomy Using New Automated Annular Suturing Technology
Victor S. Costache, MD, PhD; Juan A. Siordia, MD; Charles J. Lutz, MD; Jude S. Sauer, MD; Peter A. Knight, MD