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Richard L Kronenthal, Matthew H Wykoff: Surgical method. Ethicon, Wayne R Eberhardt, February 8, 1977: US04006747 (577 worldwide citation)

A method for closing wounds and surgical incisions in mammalian tissue which comprises fastening an approximated wound or incision with a series of devices comprising a short filament with a head on each end, each device being surgically placed so that the filament traverses the wound or incision wi ...


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Robert G Rothfuss, Russell C Stone, Matthew H Wykoff: Surgical staple extractor. Senco Products, Melville Strasser Foster & Hoffman, May 31, 1977: US04026520 (30 worldwide citation)

A manually operated surgical staple extractor comprising a pliers-like tool having first and second handle elements pivotally joined together and swingable between open and closed positions. The first handle element terminates at its forward end in a pair of elongated anvils in parallel spaced relat ...