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An improved surgical fastener having at least one head portion and a filament portion arranged in a T configuration, wherein at least one end of the said at least one head portion is sharply pointed, so that when that head portion is implanted in body tissue, the head portion will attach itself securely to the tissue and will remain there despite the application of a substantial pulling force on the filament portion.

Title
Surgical fastener
Application Number
6/773355
Publication Number
4669473
Application Date
September 6, 1985
Publication Date
June 2, 1987
Inventor
Philip R Lichtman
Newton
MA, US
William D Richards
Medway
MA, US
Agent
Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer
Assignee
Acufex Microsurgical
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/08
A61B 17/04
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