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A surgical instrument for placing fasteners and/or a reinforcement material in tissue is provided. Structure is provided for advancing the fasteners distally by an actuating handle means working in concert with a pusher means. The fasteners exit the fastener housing at an angle to the longitudinal axis of the device to facilitate visualization and placement at the surgical site. A unique fastener may be formed in which the legs are in a substantially overlapping longitudinally-spaced relation.

Title
Surgical fastening device
Application Number
696511
Publication Number
5413272
Application Date
September 14, 1993
Publication Date
May 9, 1995
Inventor
Wayne P Young
Brewster
NY, US
Richard A McGarry
Norwalk
CT, US
Dominick L Mastri
Bridgeport
CT, US
Henry Bolanos
East Norwalk
CT, US
David T Green
Westport
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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