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An apparatus for substantially simultaneously applying a plurality of two-part absorbable surgical fasteners to body tissue which includes biasing means to pivot the fastener holder into a final open position to release the body tissue. The biasing means is operable only after the fasteners have been applied.

Title
Surgical fastener apparatus
Application Number
7/528125
Publication Number
5116349
Application Date
May 23, 1990
Publication Date
May 26, 1992
Inventor
Ernie Aranyi
Easton
CT, US
Agent
Rocco S Barrese
Peter G Dilworth
Thomas R Bremer
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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