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An apparatus for closing trocar wounds and a method for using such apparatus. The apparatus includes a fastener having three or more legs attached to a base. The fastener is placed over a wound and its legs are embedded in tissue about the wound. In other embodiments a fastener is placed under the wound to engage fascia and skin tissue.

Title
Wound closing apparatus and method
Application Number
8/91578
Publication Number
5478354
Application Date
July 14, 1993
Publication Date
December 26, 1995
Inventor
Oleg Shikhman
Bridgeport
CT, US
Peter W J Hinchliffe
Orange
CT, US
Wayne Young
Brewster
NY, US
H Jonathan Tovey
Milford
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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