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A disposable linear surgical stapler includes a handle, anvil, staple cartridge and flexible shaft attaching the handle to the cartridge and transmitting a firing force exerted at the handle to the distant cartridge for sequentially implanting, forming and clinching staples in two staggered staple lines. A flexible cable in the flexible shaft pulls a firing wedge across a plurality of staple drivers in the cartridge. The anvil is adjustable to vary the gap between the anvil and staple cartridge.

Title
Disposable linear surgical stapler
Application Number
6/542122
Publication Number
4610383
Application Date
October 14, 1983
Publication Date
September 9, 1986
Inventor
Narinderjit S Sambi
Batavia
OH, US
J Charles Hueil
Loveland
OH, US
Hector Chow
Cincinnati
OH, US
Federico Bilotti
Madeira
OH, US
Robert G Rothfuss
Bellevue
KY, US
Agent
Wood Herron & Evans
Assignee
Senmed
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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