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An ultrasonic surgical instrument in accordance with the present invention includes a transmission component adapted to receive ultrasonic vibration from a transducer assembly and to transmit the ultrasonic vibration from a first end to a second end. The transmission component has an aperture to allow torque to be coupled to the transmission rod.

Title
Apparatus for applying torque to an ultrasonic transmission component
Application Number
8/808637
Publication Number
5810859
Application Date
February 28, 1997
Publication Date
September 22, 1998
Inventor
Brian Estabrook
Foxboro
MA, US
Stephen DiMatteo
Seekonk
MA, US
Agent
Rockey Milnamow & Katz
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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