04532926 is referenced by 466 patents and cites 38 patents.

An absorbable fastener is provided to hold together portions of mammalian tissue and includes a T-shaped fastening member and a receiver adapted to receive the leg of the fastening member. The fastening member leg has a plurality of resilient frustoconical members. One of the frustoconical members cooperates with a retaining ring in a bore of the receiver to effect engagement of the fastening member and receiver. The adjacent frustoconical members sealingly engage the receiver and isolate the retaining ring from the body fluids and tissue.

Title
Two-piece tissue fastener with ratchet leg staple and sealable latching receiver
Application Number
6/506086
Publication Number
4532926
Application Date
June 20, 1983
Publication Date
August 6, 1985
Inventor
Robert H O Holla
Union
NJ, US
Agent
Robert L Minier
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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