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A surgical instrument including a handle assembly, a first endoscopic portion, a motor, and a first end effector is disclosed. The first endoscopic portion is selectively connectable to a distal portion of the handle assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The first endoscopic portion includes a housing adjacent its proximal portion and includes an actuation member. The motor is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the housing of the first endoscopic portion and is operatively connected to the actuation member for moving the actuation member substantially along the longitudinal axis. The first end effector is selectively connectable to a distal portion of the first endoscopic portion and is configured to perform a first stapling function.

Title
Powered surgical instrument
Application Number
13/43687
Publication Number
8201721 (B2)
Application Date
March 9, 2011
Publication Date
June 19, 2012
Inventor
David C Racenet
Middletown
CT, US
Michael A Zemlok
Prospect
CT, US
Assignee
Tyco Healthcare Group
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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