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Sterile, non-metallic, bio-compatible hemostatic clips of absorbable and non-absorbable materials comprising two leg members joined with a resilient hinge. The distal ends of said leg members include latch means to lock the clip in a closed position. Each leg member has a vessel clamping inner face and the latch means includes means for preventing relative lateral movement between the vessel clamping inner faces when the clip is in a closed position.

Title
Non-metallic, bio-compatible hemostatic clips with interlocking latch means
Application Number
296672
Publication Number
4498476
Application Date
November 17, 1983
Publication Date
February 12, 1985
Inventor
William J Zwaskis
Carteret
NJ, US
Robert W Mericle
Lebanon
NJ, US
John R Menges
Woodbridge
NJ, US
Madhusudan Joshi
E. Aurora
NY, US
Robert J Cerwin
Pittstown
NJ, US
Agent
Robert L Minier
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/12
A61B 17/00
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