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A meniscal fastener applying device for repairing tears in the meniscus of the knee. The device includes a handle assembly and an elongated body portion attached thereto. The handle assembly is operatively attached to a firing mechanism to remotely actuate a firing bar. The firing bar is movably positioned within the elongated body portion to engage and eject a fastener from within the elongated body portion. The elongated body portion includes a support casing which is preferably constructed from stainless steel. The support casing has a cylindrical proximal cross-section that tapers into a distal cross-section having planar top and bottom surfaces. The distal end of the elongated body portion further includes a pair of locator barbs and a tapered distal face.

Title
Meniscal fastener applying device
Application Number
8/546573
Publication Number
5997552
Application Date
October 20, 1995
Publication Date
December 7, 1999
Inventor
Michael Oberlander
Concord
CA, US
Marc J Theroux
Bethel
CT, US
Jo Ann B Gardella
Norwalk
CT, US
Wayne C Person
Newtown
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A16B 17/00
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