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A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.

Title
Surgical helical fastener with applicator
Application Number
8/286878
Publication Number
5582616
Application Date
August 5, 1994
Publication Date
December 10, 1996
Inventor
John Lunsford
San Carlos
CA, US
Tim McCoy
San Carlos
CA, US
Brian A Hodges
Foster City
CA, US
Thomas A Kramer
San Carlos
CA, US
Lee Bolduc
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht
Assignee
Origin Medsystems
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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