3589589 is referenced by 160 patents and cites 4 patents.

A surgical instrument comprises a support body with an open longitudinal channel, in which are respectively superposed the rod of a pusher member and the rod of a staple housing. A replaceable magazine with staples is secured to a head of the staple housing and drives are provided for moving the staple housing and pusher conjointly to clamp the tissue between the magazine and a jaw on the support body and for thereafter displacing the pusher relative to the staple housing to force staples from the magazine into the tissue.

Title
Surgical instrument for stitching tissues by means of staples
Application Number
04/760,417
Publication Number
3589589
Application Date
September 18, 1968
Publication Date
June 29, 1971
Inventor
Akopov Ernest Mikhailovich
IPC
B25c 05/02
A61B 17/68
A61B 17/72
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