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A one piece surgical repair device consists essentially of a polymeric wire. The polymeric wire is comprised of an oriented, semicrystalline polymer. The surgical repair device can be a staple and is capable of permanent flexural deformation at ambient temperature.

Title
Polymeric surgical staple
Application Number
548802
Publication Number
5324307
Application Date
November 27, 1991
Publication Date
June 28, 1994
Inventor
James W Dwyer
Brookfield
CT, US
Louis Rosati
Norwalk
CT, US
Donald J Casey
Mars
PA, US
Peter K Jarrett
Southbury
CT, US
Agent
Charles F Costello Jr
Assignee
American Cyanamid Company
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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