04317451 is referenced by 494 patents and cites 17 patents.

A one-piece, self-locking, molded plastic staple useful as a tissue fixation device in surgical procedures. The staple has opposed, pointed, L-shaped legs secured to a horizontal bridging member. Each leg has an extension which is engaged by a locking bar extending between the extensions when the staple is closed by forcing the legs through a 90.degree. arc. The staples may be extruded or molded of absorbable or nonabsorbable polymeric materials.

Title
Plastic surgical staple
Application Number
6/122557
Publication Number
4317451
Application Date
February 19, 1980
Publication Date
March 2, 1982
Inventor
William P McVay
Somerville
NJ, US
Robert J Cerwin
Pittstown
NJ, US
Agent
Robert L Minier
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
B31B 1/00
F16B 15/00
A61B 17/08
A61B 17/12
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