04531522 is referenced by 443 patents and cites 4 patents.

A fastener is provided to hold together portions of mammalian tissue and includes a fastening member and a retainer adapted to receive legs of the fastening member that are inserted through the tissue portions. The legs of the fasteneing member are hinged and are pivoted toward one another when the retainer is applied so as to draw and hold the tissue portions together.

Title
Two-piece tissue fastener with locking top and method for applying same
Application Number
6/506143
Publication Number
4531522
Application Date
June 20, 1983
Publication Date
July 30, 1985
Inventor
Madhusudan Joshi
E. Aurora
NY, US
James J Bedi
Stockton
NJ, US
Agent
Robert L Minier
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/08
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