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A surgical stapler including a stapling assembly, an actuator assembly remote from the stapling assembly, and a longitudinal shaft assembly having a longitudinally curved section for connecting the actuator assembly to the stapling assembly and for transmitting the forces and motions required to operate the stapling assembly from the actuator assembly to the stapling assembly.

Title
Surgical stapler apparatus with curved shaft
Application Number
299106
Publication Number
4646745
Application Date
November 22, 1985
Publication Date
March 3, 1987
Inventor
Douglas G Noiles
New Canaan
CT, US
Agent
Thomas R Bremer
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/11
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