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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 connected to the end effector, and a gear drive train connected to the main drive shaft assembly. The end effector comprises a movable cutting instrument for cutting an object positioned in the end effector. The instrument also includes a main motor for actuating the gear drive train and a firing trigger for actuating the main motor. The instrument also includes a tactile position feedback system for applying force to the firing trigger such that the position of the firing trigger is related to the position of the cutting instrument in the end effector.

Title
Motor-driven surgical cutting fastening instrument with tactile position feedback
Application Number
11/344035
Publication Number
7422139 (B2)
Application Date
January 31, 2006
Publication Date
September 9, 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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