04749114 is referenced by 42 patents and cites 4 patents.

The applicator is provided with a pair of handles and an anvil carrier against which rows of staples can be ejected. The applicator includes support elements for supporting the stapler cartridges and pushers for pushing the staples from the cartridges when the handles are squeezed together. Each cartridge carries a section of a string in the plane of the staples so that after ejection of the staples, the string is fixed about the periphery of an aperture in the tissue for use as a purse string in an end-to-end anastomosis procedure.

Title
Purse string applicator and method of affixing a purse string
Application Number
6/928988
Publication Number
4749114
Application Date
November 10, 1986
Publication Date
June 7, 1988
Inventor
David T Green
Norwalk
CT, US
Agent
Kenyon & Kenyon
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
B25C 5/06
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