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A surgical stapler including an elongate shaft having a first end and a second end. In one various embodiment, an anvil is situated at the second end of the elongate shaft. In one embodiment, a staple cartridge, configured to removably store at least one staple, is movable relative to the anvil. In various embodiments, an actuating mechanism is operably engaged with the staple cartridge through an actuating shaft. In one embodiment, the actuating mechanism is configured to move the staple cartridge relative to the anvil.

Title
Re-loadable surgical stapling instrument
Application Number
11/824252
Publication Number
7735703 (B2)
Application Date
June 29, 2007
Publication Date
June 15, 2010
Inventor
William B Weisenburgh II
Maineville
OH, US
Christopher J Hess
Cincinnati
OH, US
Jerome R Morgan
Cincinnati
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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