05368215 is referenced by 88 patents and cites 39 patents.

A detachable anvil rod for use with an apparatus for circular fastening of hollow organs is provided. An elongated rod member has a proximal end portion, a distal end portion and an irregular surface portion intermediate the proximal and distal end portions. The irregular surface portion includes a plurality of grooves which define a plurality of raised ridges. The ridges are adapted to engage grasping surfaces of a grasping tool so as to minimize potential of slippage, thus enhancing the maneuvering procedure of the anvil rod about the operative site. The anvil rod also includes a narrowly configured mounting portion which enables the rod to be applied to and mounted within the distal end of the stapling apparatus from a variety of angular positions. An apparatus which incorporates the improved detachable anvil rod is also described.

Title
Surgical apparatus and detachable anvil rod therefor
Application Number
7/941746
Publication Number
5368215
Application Date
September 8, 1992
Publication Date
November 29, 1994
Inventor
Patrick Flanagan
Fairfield
CT, US
Jonathan Wilson
Fairfield
CT, US
David T Green
Westport
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/115
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