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An indicator for a surgical stapler viewable through a window adjacent the handle when the stapler magazine is within a spaced relation range to the stapler anvil; whereby, the staples are properly deformed and the stapled tissue is not inordinately crushed.

Title
Indicator for surgical stapler
Application Number
6/234720
Publication Number
4379457
Application Date
February 17, 1981
Publication Date
April 12, 1983
Inventor
Douglas G Noiles
New Canaan
CT, US
Alfred F De Carlo
Stamford
CT, US
Roy D Gravener
Bethany
CT, US
Agent
John E Nathan
Robert R Jackson
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/08
A61B 17/04
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