04724840 is referenced by 212 patents and cites 5 patents.

A device is provided for applying flexible fasteners to tissue to close a wound or incision. The device has a front housing mounted for rotation relative to a rear housing. A needle projects laterally from the front housing. The needle is curved, hollow, and slotted for receiving a portion of a fastener. The device has a flexible pusher member and means for moving the flexible pusher member into the hollow needle to eject a fastener from the needle and into the tissue.

Title
Surgical fastener applier with rotatable front housing and laterally extending curved needle for guiding a flexible pusher
Application Number
6/345280
Publication Number
4724840
Application Date
February 3, 1982
Publication Date
February 16, 1988
Inventor
Donald M Golden
Cherry Hill
NJ, US
Glen C Dorband
Somerville
NJ, US
Szabolcs M Vigh
Woodbridge
NJ, US
William P McVay
Clearwater
FL, US
Agent
Robert L Minier
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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