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An apparatus for applying surgical fasteners is disclosed which includes a first lockout mechanism configured to prevent premature ejection of fasteners during shipment, and a second lockout mechanism to prevent reactuation of the apparatus after it has once been actuated.

Title
Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism
Application Number
8/514636
Publication Number
5718359
Application Date
August 14, 1995
Publication Date
February 17, 1998
Inventor
Richard C McClure
Claremont
CA, US
Mitchell J Palmer
New Milford
CT, US
Assignee
United States of America Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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