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A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument has an end effector and a trigger in communication with the end effector. The surgical instrument also has a first sensor and an externally accessible memory device in communication with the first sensor. The first sensor has an output that represents a first condition of either the trigger or the end effector. The memory device is configured to record the output of the first sensor. In various embodiments, memory device may include an output port and/or a removable storage medium.

Title
Surgical instrument having recording capabilities
Application Number
11/343803
Publication Number
7845537 (B2)
Application Date
January 31, 2006
Publication Date
December 7, 2010
Inventor
Eugene L Timperman
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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