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Surgical stapler apparatus for forming an array of surgical fasteners in body tissue includes an anvil assembly against which the fasteners are formed and a fastener holder pivotally mounted adjacent one end of the anvil assembly, a spacer member at the other end so constructed to displace tissue that would otherwise obstruct the spacer member from properly positioning the fastener holder relative to the anvil assembly to ensure proper fastener formation, and a knife assembly to cut the tissue between the rows of formed fasteners.

Title
Surgical stapler apparatus
Application Number
6/763981
Publication Number
4665916
Application Date
August 9, 1985
Publication Date
May 19, 1987
Inventor
David T Green
Norwalk
CT, US
Agent
Thomas R Bremer
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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