04624257 is referenced by 165 patents and cites 50 patents.

PCT Filed Jun. 17, 1983 PCT Pub. No. WO84/00102 PCT Pub. Date Jan. 19, 1984 .

In surgery, especially in microsurgery, the joining of blood vessel ends or other tubular organs, anastomosis, consumes a considerable part of the time. In order to carry out anastomosis rapidly and reliably a surgical instrument (1) is provided with two clamping means (2, 3), each being arranged to support a fastening means (5a, 5b) consisting of a ring with axially directed pins (6). The clamping means (2, 3) are rotatably connected to the instrument and can be actuated by mechanism (i.a. 7) to be turned towards each other to join the fastening means (5a, 5b) and vessels or organs (50, 51) threaded onto these. The invention also relates to fastening means 5a, 5b) shaped in such a manner that they are retained in the clamping means (2, 3) of the instrument until the joining is accomplished.

Surgical instrument for performing anastomosis
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
February 21, 1984
Publication Date
November 25, 1986
Leif T Ostrup
Onkel Adamsgatan 10, Linkoping s-582 35
Hakan A E Rohman
Vitsippestigen 4, Mantorp s-590 20
Anders Berggren
Bergdalsgatan 6, Linkoping s-582 45
Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris
A61B 17/08
A61B 17/04
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