04917114 is referenced by 211 patents and cites 17 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 abutt 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
920581
Publication Number
4917114
Application Date
April 1, 1988
Publication Date
April 17, 1990
Inventor
Herbert W Korthoff
Wilton
CT, US
David T Green
Norwalk
CT, US
Agent
Kenyon & Kenyon
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A41F 1/00
A61B 19/00
A61B 17/08
A61B 17/04
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