Surgical helical fastener with applicator

  • US 6,562,051 B1
  • Filed: 10/01/2001
  • Issued: 05/13/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/05/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system for controllably discharging fasteners from an applicator, comprising:

  • a plurality of fasteners, said fasteners having a helical configuration;

    an applicator for attaching said fasteners to tissue, said applicator including a proximal portion, a distal portion and an actuator assembly;

    said distal portion having an elongate outer tube, a connecting end and a terminal end;

    a proximal portion having a handle, said proximal portion attached to said connecting end of said distal portion; and

    said actuator assembly including a lever and configured to controllably discharge one of said plurality of fasteners from said distal portion upon complete depression of said lever and to prohibit backstroking of said lever where is partially depressed.

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