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An apparatus and system are disclosed for indicating relative positions of elements in a surgical apparatus. The indicating elements can include electrical circuitry for activating visual, audible or tactile indicators, thereby alerting the user that an event has occured with respect to the instrument.

Title
Surgical apparatus with indicator
Application Number
8/109134
Publication Number
5503320
Application Date
August 19, 1993
Publication Date
April 2, 1996
Inventor
James R Pratt
Wolcott
CT, US
John Webster
Cromwell
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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