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A surgical fastening apparatus comprises first and second handles with an anvil jaw pivotally connected to at least one of the handles for movement from an open to a closed position in response to a first movement of a handle to clamp body tissue. Fastener pushing means are provided for advancing an individual fastener into contact with the anvil jaw in response to a subsequent movement of a handle. An indicator is provided to alert the user to the termination of the first movement; in a preferred embodiment this indicator is a second movement dwell period of the apparatus in which handle movement continues but the anvil jaw remains stationary and the fastener pushing means is not yet actuated. The apparatus further comprises means for preventing incomplete actuation of the fastener pushing means during the subsequent handle movement.

Title
Surgical fastening apparatus
Application Number
778785
Publication Number
5366134
Application Date
October 6, 1992
Publication Date
November 22, 1994
Inventor
Kenneth E Toso
Port Chester
NY, US
Daniel E Alesi
Sherman
CT, US
Henry Bolanos
East Norwalk
CT, US
David T Green
Westport
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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