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In apparatus including a distal surgical fastener applying assembly operatively connected to a proximal actuator assembly by a longitudinal shaft assembly, the shaft assembly includes an articulation for allowing the fastener applying assembly to be placed in any of a wide range of rotational orientations relative to the actuator assembly.

Title
Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus
Application Number
6/662677
Publication Number
4566620
Application Date
October 19, 1984
Publication Date
January 28, 1986
Inventor
Ernie Aranyi
Shelton
CT, US
David T Green
Norwalk
CT, US
Agent
John E Nathan
Robert R Jackson
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
B25C 5/00
A61B 17/04
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