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An adjustable surgical staple for use in joining together two pieces of human or animal tissue. The staple has a spine and two legs, with the spine being slotted along its length so as to divide the spine into two separate cross members. Bending the cross members towards or away from one another alters the distance between the leg portions of the staple, thereby allowing precise adjustment of the tension of the joinder between the tissues being joined.

Title
Adjustable surgical staple and method of using the same
Application Number
7/118746
Publication Number
4887601
Application Date
November 6, 1987
Publication Date
December 19, 1989
Inventor
William D Richards
Medway
MA, US
Agent
Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer
Assignee
Ophthalmic Ventures Partnership
MA, US
IPC
F16B 15/00
A61B 17/04
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