05342396 is referenced by 536 patents and cites 14 patents.

An improved surgical staple is disclosed wherein predetermined regions of the staple legs are weakened to cause bending and deformation of said legs in a controlled manner. The staple provides a uniform compression of a tissue into which it is inserted.

Title
Staples
Application Number
8/24501
Publication Number
5342396
Application Date
March 2, 1993
Publication Date
August 30, 1994
Inventor
Melvin S Cook
8 Saddle Ridge Rd., Hohokus, 07423
NJ, US
Agent
Kaplan and Mugno
IPC
A61B 17/064
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