05147356 is referenced by 100 patents and cites 9 patents.

The invention provides a surgical instrument having a pair of opposed jaw members, at least one of which jaw members is moveable with respect to the other jaw member. A cutting and/or cauterizing heat source such as a hot wire element and/or laser transmission fiber is carried on at least one of the jaw members.

Title
Surgical instrument
Application Number
7/686248
Publication Number
5147356
Application Date
April 16, 1991
Publication Date
September 15, 1992
Inventor
Nayantara Bhatta
Brookline
MA, US
Agent
Hayes Soloway Hennessey & Hage
Assignee
Microsurge
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/36
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