04573469 is referenced by 295 patents and cites 38 patents.

A fastener is provided to hold together separated portions of mammalian tissue and includes an open loop fastening member and a receiver adapted to receive the legs of the fastening member. The legs of the fastening member are then deformed to effect engagement of the fastening member and receiver. An instrument is provided for holding the receiver on one side of the tissue portions and for inserting the fastening member through the tissue portions and into the receiver. The instrument also (1) deforms the legs of the fastening member to effect the engagement of the fastening member with the receiver and (2) severs the protruding portions of the legs.

Title
Two-piece tissue fastener with coinable leg staple and retaining receiver and method and instrument for applying same
Application Number
6/506151
Publication Number
4573469
Application Date
June 20, 1983
Publication Date
March 4, 1986
Inventor
William P McVay
Clearwater
FL, US
Donald M Golden
Cherry Hill
NJ, US
Agent
Robert L Minier
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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