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Various fasteners are provided to hold together portions of mammalian tissue. The fasteners include fastening members with spaced-apart legs adapted to be passed through the tissue portions. One embodiment of the fastener has a mesh-like receiver around each leg for engaging the legs of another identical fastening member inserted from an opposite side of the tissue portions. In other embodiments, the receiver is a separate element and is applied to a side of the tissue portions opposite the fastening member to engage the legs of the fastening member. The receiver may have a variety of forms. A number of structures are disclosed for effecting engagement of the fastening member legs with the receiver.

Title
Mesh tissue fasteners
Application Number
6/506142
Publication Number
4548202
Application Date
June 20, 1983
Publication Date
October 22, 1985
Inventor
Robert B Duncan
Bridgewater
NJ, US
Agent
Robert L Minier
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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