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Lisa W Heaton, Mitchell J Palmer, Keith L Milliman, Richard C McClure, Alan B Bachman: Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue. United States Surgical Corporation, May 11, 1999: US05901895 (719 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue which includes a body having a proximal portion defining a central longitudinal axis and an articulating distal portion; a fastener cartridge containing at least one surgical fastener therein and positionable in the articulating distal portion ...


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Lisa W Heaton, Mitchell J Palmer, Keith L Milliman, Richard C McClure: Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue. United States Surgical Corporation, August 25, 1998: US05797538 (624 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for applying a plurality of surgical fasteners to body tissue includes an elongated body extending from a handle assembly. A fastener cartridge housing pivotably connected to a distal portion of the elongated body receives a fastener cartridge containing a plurality of surgical fasteners. ...