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A skin stapler having a plurality of staples comprising a frame structure, with a nose section for directing the staple at a wound site, including a housing therein having an anvil, a staple ejector, a driver for deforming the staple about the anvil, and a staple follower for continually urging the staples against a release member. Means are also provided for actuating the driver in a substantially translatable direction; and the actuating means comprises a toggle mechanism. In addition, the stapler is provided with means for restoring the driver to its unactivated position, and means are provided for preventing the double loading of the staples in said surgical stapler. The skin stapler is lightweight and of the disposable type as it is generally small and relatively compact.

Title
Surgical stapler
Application Number
374692
Publication Number
4664305
Application Date
January 14, 1985
Publication Date
May 12, 1987
Inventor
Jack W Kaufman
357 Frankel Bvld., Merrick, 11566
NY, US
Joseph W Blake III
88 Main St., New Canaan, 06840
CT, US
Agent
Lackenbach Siegel Marzullo & Aronson
IPC
A61B 17/04
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