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A surgical cutting and fastening instrument is disclosed. According to various embodiments, the instrument includes an end effector, a main drive shaft assembly, and a handle. The handle comprises a gear drive train connected to the main drive shaft assembly, a motor for actuating the gear drive train, and a firing trigger. Retraction of the firing trigger actuates the motor. Further, the firing trigger is connected to the gear drive train such that the loading force applied to the firing trigger is related to the loading force experienced by the cutting instrument in the end effector.

Title
Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with loading force feedback
Application Number
11/343573
Publication Number
7416101 (B2)
Application Date
January 31, 2006
Publication Date
August 26, 2008
Inventor
Jeffrey S Swayze
Hamilton
OH, US
Jerome R Morgan
Cincinnati
OH, US
John N Ouwerkerk
Cinncinnati
OH, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
New Vienna
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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