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Approximating apparatus for surgical jaw structure is provided which effects substantially parallel approximation of first and second surgical jaw structure to permit substantially parallel working interaction therebetween. The approximating apparatus includes camming structure for engaging at least one movable jaw of the surgical jaw structure to bias that jaw toward or away from a second jaw structure in a substantially parallel manner.

Title
Approximating apparatus for surgical jaw structure and method of using the same
Application Number
669352
Publication Number
5336232
Application Date
January 22, 1993
Publication Date
August 9, 1994
Inventor
Charles R Sherts
Southport
CT, US
Frank J Viola
Sandy Hook
CT, US
Keith Ratcliff
Sandy Hook
CT, US
Jeffrey J Blewett
Plantsville
CT, US
Henry Bolanos
East Norwalk
CT, US
David T Green
Westport
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/28
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