04907591 is referenced by 306 patents and cites 23 patents.

A surgical instrument for installing a plurality of interlocking coupling members forming a compression anastomosis assembly, particularly suitable for use in achieving anastomosis of a resected tubular organ, with the instrument having a cutting portion designed and configured for rotational movement as the cutter advances to perform its intended functions of severing tissue and at least a portion of one of the members of the assembly. Also disclosed is a dual locking feature for alternately locking a driving component and an aligning component against movement where, in a first mode, the aligning component is operative when the driving component is locked and, in a second mode, the driving component is operative when the aligning component is locked. Additionally disclosed is a unique aligning component for aligning and exerting a compressive force on members of an associated coupling assembly. Lastly, there is disclosed a surgical instrument capable of assuming a variety of configurations to accommodate a number of anatomical orientations and operating situations.

Title
Surgical instrument for establishing compression anastomosis
Application Number
7/174570
Publication Number
4907591
Application Date
March 29, 1988
Publication Date
March 13, 1990
Inventor
Dean E McBeth
Groton-on-Hudson
NY, US
Joel W Cummings
Berkley
MA, US
Ionel E Teodorescu
Woodside
NY, US
Alfred V Vasconcellos
Cranston
NJ, US
Agent
John L LaPierre
Lawrence C Akers
Peter C Richardson
Assignee
Pfizer Hospital Products Group
NY, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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