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A surgical instrument is provided for performing a variety of endoscopic or laproscopic procures. The instrument includes a handle assembly, a tubular body extending from the handle assembly and defining a longitudinal axis, a tool assembly associated with a distal end of the tubular body including a tool base and tool members, a first mechanism for effectuating remote articulation of the tool assembly with respect to the longitudinal axis of the tubular body, a second mechanism for effectuating remote rotation of the tool assembly about the longitudinal axis of the tubular body, and a third mechanism for effectuating remote rotation of the tool members relative to the tool base.

Title
Surgical apparatus having an increased range of operability
Application Number
24579
Publication Number
5643294
Application Date
March 28, 1996
Publication Date
July 1, 1997
Inventor
Ernie Aranyi
Easton
CT, US
Boris Zvenyatsky
Bronx
NY, US
H Jonathan Tovey
Milford
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/28
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