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Surgical staplers for use during open and/or laparoscopic surgical procedures are disclosed. Novel firing device trapping assemblies, pushers, staple lines and firing handles are described. Many of the novel devices reduce the overall firing force experienced by the surgeon.

Title
Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force
Application Number
236379
Publication Number
5586711
Application Date
June 1, 1995
Publication Date
December 24, 1996
Inventor
Alan J Solyntjes
Richfield
MN, US
John L Minck Jr
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Claude A Vidal
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Alan K Plyley
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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