04752024 is referenced by 708 patents and cites 14 patents.

The two-part surgical fastener is composed of an annular stapling part having projecting prongs and annular retaining board having an annular gap which receives the prongs. Barbs on the prongs serve to abut against a retaining ring on the retaining part to maintain a fixed relationship between the parts for stapling purposes. The anvil assembly on which the retaining part of the fastener is mounted as fingers which can be collapsed radially inwardly after stapling to permit ease of removal.

Title
Surgical fastener and surgical stapling apparatus
Application Number
6/920581
Publication Number
4752024
Application Date
October 17, 1986
Publication Date
June 21, 1988
Inventor
Herbert W Korthoff
110 Old Belden Hill Rd., Wilton, 06897
CT, US
David T Green
251 Wolpit Ave., Norwalk, 06581
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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