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An anvil for use in surgical fastener applying apparatus includes an indentation extending lengthwise along at least one of the side walls to provide increased resistance to bending and to permit the application of longer rows of fasteners. An added feature is the deflection preventing member which projects laterally from the side of the anvil and which engages and abuts a corresponding notch in the apparatus for preventing flexure of the anvil when the fastener is closed onto body tissue.

Title
Anvil for surgical staplers
Application Number
777998
Publication Number
5405072
Application Date
November 5, 1993
Publication Date
April 11, 1995
Inventor
Donald Morin
Litchfield
CT, US
Stephen W Zlock
Hawthorne
NY, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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