Plastic surgical staple
Surgical fastener applier with rotatable front housing and laterally extending curved needle for guiding a flexible pusher
Method and assembly for introducing multiple catheters into a biological vessel
Adjustable surgical staple and method of using the same
ApplicationNo. 09/949438 filed on 09/07/2001
US Classes:606/219, Staple fastener227/175.1, SURGICAL STAPLER606/221, Approximating clip or serrefine606/75Staple or similar driven fastener
ExaminersPrimary: Milano, Michael J.
Assistant: Pantuck, Bradford C
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA61B 17/068 (20060101)
A61B 17/00 (20060101)
A61B 17/064 (20060101)
A61B 19/00 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data2000-09-08 IE
AbstractA surgical staple is provided having a base portion and a respective leg extending from each end of the base portion and terminating at a free end. The base portion is deformable to bring the free ends of the legs together to penetrate a liquid-carrying vessel at the site of a puncture and hold the opposite edges of the puncture together. The base portion and legs lie in substantially a common plane except for a center portion (40C) of the base portion which is deformed in a loop in a direction perpendicular to the common plane. The center portion of the staple allows the staple to straddle a blood locator tube projecting from the end of a stapler, so that the staple can be closed at the center of a puncture wound in which the tube is located. A method for stapling is also provided.