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A drive mechanism for an endoscopic surgical instrument which has a rotatable drive shaft and a mechanism for translating the rotational force of the shaft for applying fasteners to tissue during endoscopic surgery.

Title
Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue
Application Number
822478
Publication Number
5433721
Application Date
July 15, 1993
Publication Date
July 18, 1995
Inventor
Joseph C Hueil
Loveland
OH, US
Michael D Hooven
Cincinnati
OH, US
Agent
Robert L Minier
Paul A Coletti
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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