05906625 is referenced by 483 patents and cites 13 patents.

A surgical instrument for fastening together opposing portions of a body organ. The instrument comprises a first support for supporting the first opposing portion of the body organ, a second support opposing the first support, for supporting the second opposing portion of the body organ, and a displacement-preventing member connected to the first or second support for preventing the supports from displacing relative to each other. The member comprises a pin protruding from one of the supports and a hole formed in the other of the supports. The pin is made of thermoplastic resin. When heated, the pin is softened and deformed, whereby the first and second supports are secured to each other, fastening together the opposing portions of the body organ.

Title
Tissue-fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissue
Application Number
72224
Publication Number
5906625
Application Date
February 28, 1997
Publication Date
May 25, 1999
Inventor
Norikiyo Shibata
Yamato
JP
Naoki Uchiyama
Tokyo
JP
Seiji Kuramoto
Huntington Station
NY, US
Shuichi Kimura
Tokyo
JP
Toshihiko Suzuta
Tokyo
JP
Tsuyoshi Tsukagoshi
Tokyo
JP
Akio Nakada
Tokyo
JP
Akito Mukaizawa
Suita
JP
Minoru Tsuruta
Tokyo
JP
Kazuhiko Oozeki
Tokyo
JP
Isami Hirao
Tokyo
JP
Shiro Bito
Farmingdale
NY, US
Agent
Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick
Assignee
Olympus Optical
JP
IPC
A61B 17/04
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