05368599 is referenced by 258 patents and cites 46 patents.

An apparatus for simultaneously applying to body tissue at least one surgical suture in conjunction with a plurality of surgical fasteners arranged end to end in rows. The apparatus preferably includes a knife for making an incision in the body tissue sealed in each side by at least one row of fasteners. The fasteners are two-part fasteners fabricated from bioabsorbable material. The incision is closed by pulling the ends of the suture(s).

Title
Surgical fastening apparatus with suture array
Application Number
7/958392
Publication Number
5368599
Application Date
October 8, 1992
Publication Date
November 29, 1994
Inventor
Mark E Alari
Derby
CT, US
Lisa W Heaton
Norwalk
CT, US
Dominick L Mastri
Bridgeport
CT, US
Wayne P Young
Brewster
NY, US
Henry Bolanos
East Norwalk
CT, US
David T Green
Westport
CT, US
Leon C Hirsch
Westport
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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