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This document discloses a ligating clip applier which initially closes and locks a pair of complementary jaws around tissue to be ligated allowing the isolation of tissue for inspection, with the option to reposition, to ensure appropriate ligation. Upon further activation, a U-shaped clip having a flat crown perpendicular to a pair of parallel legs with rounded ends is advanced into the locked jaws of the instrument and converged around the isolated tissue until ligation is completed.

Title
Ligating clip applier
Application Number
8/661499
Publication Number
5769857
Application Date
June 11, 1996
Publication Date
June 23, 1998
Inventor
Evgeniy Alekseevich Karpov
Moscow
RU
Alexander Vladimirovich Reztzov
Moscow
RU
Agent
Neal O Willmann
Assignee
MGF Group
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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