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A surgical instrument is disclosed which includes a housing having proximal and distal end portions, a shaft extending from the housing distal end portion, the shaft having proximal and distal end portions, a fastener carrying cartridge positioned at the shaft distal end portion, the cartridge having a plurality of fasteners disposed therein, a fastener firing member operatively associated with the fastener carrying cartridge, at least one lever extending from the housing, the lever being adapted to move the fastener firing member to expel the fasteners from the cartridge, an anvil member disposed opposite the cartridge, an elongated member operatively associated with the anvil member for moving the anvil member relative to the cartridge, and a locking element disposed within the housing for locking the elongated member, and, therefore the anvil member, the locking element being movable between at least a first position and a second position such that when the locking element is in the first position the elongated member is movable and when the locking element is in the second position the elongated member is prevented from moving.

Title
Circular anastomosis device
Application Number
133485
Publication Number
5799857
Application Date
January 16, 1996
Publication Date
September 1, 1998
Inventor
Frank J Viola
Sandy Hook
CT, US
John Charles Robertson
Bloomfield
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/115
A61B 17/064
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