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A unitary assembly of surgical fastener retainer members is disclosed. The assembly includes a plurality of retainer members, preferably of a resinous material, arranged in a surgically useful configuration and connected by flexible or frangible links preferably of the same material. The assembly facilitates handling of the retainer members and loading them into fastener applying apparatus.

Title
Surgical fastener retainer member assembly
Application Number
538988
Publication Number
4589416
Application Date
April 11, 1985
Publication Date
May 20, 1986
Inventor
David T Green
Norwalk
CT, US
Agent
Jeffrey H Ingerman
John E Nathan
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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