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Methods and devices are provided for controlling rotation and actuation of an end effector on a surgical fastening device. In an exemplary embodiment, a single cable actuator is provided and is movable between a first position, in which it is effective to rotate an end effector without actuating (i.e., closing and firing) the end effector, and a second position, in which it is effective to actuate the end effector without rotating the end effector. The single cable can also be effective to close opposed jaws of the end effector.

Title
Surgical fastener and cutter with single cable actuator
Application Number
11/277320
Publication Number
7575144 (B2)
Application Date
March 23, 2006
Publication Date
August 18, 2009
Inventor
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Mark S Ortiz
Milford
OH, US
Agent
Nutter McClennen & Fish
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/10
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