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A clip applicating device deploys surgical clips to ligate ducts and/or vessels during surgical procedures. While the clip is deployed the device simultaneously delivers electrosurgical energy to the affected tissue through the clip. This causes the clip and the adjacent tissue to be fused together, resulting in more secure surgical clips. The clipping device may be configured either as a bipolar or a monopolar instrument.

Title
Electrosurgical clip applicator
Application Number
7/786574
Publication Number
5207691
Application Date
November 1, 1991
Publication Date
May 4, 1993
Inventor
Paul C Nardella
North Easton
MA, US
Agent
Lahive & Cockfield
Assignee
Medical Scientific
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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