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An apparatus for application of surgical clips to body tissue is provided and includes a handle assembly and a shaft assembly. The handle assembly includes a drive assembly; and a trigger operatively connected to the drive assembly. The shaft assembly extends from the handle assembly and includes an articulating neck assembly; and an end effector assembly supported on a distal end of the articulating neck assembly and being configured to form a surgical clip in place on the body tissue.

Title
Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier
Application Number
13/4064
Publication Number
8403945 (B2)
Application Date
January 11, 2011
Publication Date
March 26, 2013
Inventor
Csaba L Rethy
Fairfield
CT, US
Kenneth H Whitfield
North Haven
CT, US
Assignee
Covidien
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/10
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