04595007 is referenced by 327 patents and cites 11 patents.

A sterile, surgical, unitary fastener having a generally circular shape and with its free ends disposed laterally with respect to each other. Methods and instruments for forming and placing such fasteners to join tissue together.

Title
Split ring type tissue fastener
Application Number
6/475267
Publication Number
4595007
Application Date
March 14, 1983
Publication Date
June 17, 1986
Inventor
Robert W Mericle
Lebanon
NJ, US
Agent
Robert L Minier
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/08
A61B 17/00
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