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A generally U-shaped surgical staple comprises a base 10 and a pair of generally “L”-shaped legs 12 extending substantially perpendicularly from opposite ends of the base respectively. The legs 12 in use of the staple are bent through approximately 90° relative to the base. To effect a greater compression of the stapled tissue the legs include a penetrative portion 16 adjacent the tip and a compressive structure 30 which, due to its increased height relative to that of the penetrative portion, spreads the compressive forces of the staple further along the length of the incision being closed. The compressive portion also provides a depth stop to avoid the tip penetrating too deeply into the tissue in which it is deployed.

Title
Surgical staple
Application Number
13/30922
Publication Number
8728119 (B2)
Application Date
February 18, 2011
Publication Date
May 20, 2014
Inventor
Christy Cummins
Naas
IE
Agent
Randy Shen
Workman Nydegger
Assignee
Abbott Vascular
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/08
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