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A surgical stapling instrument including a latch for securing first and second jaw members together, a cutting member which can be advanced and/or retracted relative to first and second jaw members, and, in addition, a lock which can prevent, or at least inhibit, the cutting member from being moved, or at least advanced, relative to the first and second jaw members before the latch has been closed. In at least one embodiment, the latch can be configured to engage the lock as the latch is moved from a fully open position to a fully closed position and operably disengage the lock from the cutting member.

Title
Lockout arrangement for a surgical stapler
Application Number
12/234113
Publication Number
7832612 (B2)
Application Date
September 19, 2008
Publication Date
November 16, 2010
Inventor
James J Bedi
Cincinnati
OH, US
Chester O Baxter III
Loveland
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/68
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