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A disposable cartridge assembly for a surgical stapling instrument wherein an anvil carrying component comprises constituent anvil elements articulated with respect to each other and presenting an annular anvil surface. A biasing element is provided for biassing the elements into a retracted position wherein the anvil surface has a first diameter. A locking element is provided for releasable interengagement with the anvil elements so as to maintain them in an expanded position against the biassing force wherein the anvil surface has a second larger diameter and so as to lock said elements against relative displacement, the arrangement being such that upon disengagement of the locking element from the anvil elements, the latter are displaced under the biassing force into the retracted position.

Title
Cartridge assembly for a surgical stapling instrument
Application Number
844949
Publication Number
4903697
Application Date
September 1, 1988
Publication Date
February 27, 1990
Inventor
Jacob Goldman
Naharya
IL
Semion Resnick
47b Deganiot Street, Kiriat Tivon 36 000
IL
Agent
Browdy and Neimark
Assignee
Semion Resnick
IL
IPC
A61B 17/10
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