EndoWrist® Instruments

Intuitive Surgical's EndoWrist® Instruments are designed to provide surgeons with natural dexterity while operating through small incisions. Most EndoWrist instruments are modeled after the human wrist, offering a greater range of motion than the human hand.

EndoWrist Instruments feature:
* 7 degrees of freedom
* 90 degrees of articulation
* Intuitive motion and finger-tip control
* Motion scaling and tremor reduction

The EndoWrist Instruments are available in a wide selection of specialized tip. The following is a list of instrument categories for which Intuitive offers specialized tip designs.


Advanced Energy Instruments

Energy instruments are used by the da Vinci surgeon to provide coagulation, cutting and dissection of tissues.  These include da Vinci monopolar and bipolar cautery instruments (electrical energy), the da Vinci Harmonic ACE (mechanical energy), the da Vinci PK Dissecting Forceps (advanced bipolar), and laser.


Grasping instruments are designed to grasp a wide range of tissues. There are instruments designed for fine, thin tissues, such as the peritoneum and instruments designed for dense, fibrous tissues, like the uterus.

Needle drivers

Needle drivers provide the ability to suture with the finest of needles used in cardiovascular surgery as well as the thickest needles used in repair of uterine defects. SutureCut™ Needle Drivers include an integral cutting blade for efficient cutting of suture after knot tying and increased surgeon autonomy and efficiency.


Retracting instruments allow the surgeon to dynamically provide exposure of the surgical field. This minimizes dependency on the patient-side assistant, providing the da Vinci surgeon with full control of the operative field.

Other Specialized Instruments

Clip appliers, probe graspers, and cardiac stabilizers are available to allow the da Vinci surgeon to perform specialized procedures such as vessel clipping, cryoablation, and beating-heart surgery.

5mm Instruments

A selection of 5mm Endowrist Instruments provides the surgeon with the ability to use smaller access ports. Some surgeons prefer smaller access ports when performing pediatric, thoracic, bariatric, gynecologic, and general surgery.

Ease of Use

The EndoWrist Instruments are designed to be user-friendly in all aspects of surgery. After an instrument is mounted to the da Vinci System, the interface is designed to recognize the type and function of the instrument, and display the number of uses. With this unique interface, the da Vinci System detects when an instrument needs replacing.

The EndoWrist Instruments, designed exclusively for the da Vinci System, are available directly from Intuitive Surgical and its authorized distributors worldwide. For additional information, contact Intuitive Surgical Customer Service.

Cleaning & Sterilization

The Endowrist instruments are validated to the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Technical Information Report 12 standard (AAMI TIR 12 standard): Designing, testing and labeling reusable medical devices for reprocessing in health care facilities.

Single-Site Instrumentation

da Vinci® Single-Site® Instrumentation is designed for single-incision surgery, with curved cannulae and semi-rigid shafts. These instruments enable surgeons to perform surgery through one incision through the umbilicus. Learn more.

For Important Safety Information, indications for use, risks, full cautions and warnings, please refer to www.davincisurgery.com/safety and http://www.intuitivesurgical.com/safety.

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