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A unique hernia repair stapler is described which allows the forming of staples to attach prosthetics to tissue, or to approximate herniated tissue. The staple is useful in endoscopic operations and may be rotatable or stationary. The stapler has a unique forming and electing mechanism; as well, there is the availability of a loading mechanism useful for both cartridges and magazines of staples. An improved staple shape allows for better staple alignment, especially in a multiple load device.

Title
Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism
Application Number
759014
Publication Number
5333772
Application Date
January 29, 1993
Publication Date
August 2, 1994
Inventor
Michael Sherrill
Cincinnati
OH, US
Salvatore Privitera
Sharonville
OH, US
James J Bedi
Cincinnati
OH, US
Narinderjit S Sambi
Maineville
OH, US
Gregory D Bishop
Hamilton
OH, US
Livyn O Okorocha
Cincinnati
OH, US
Robert G Rothfuss
Bellevue
KY, US
Agent
Paul A Coletti
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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