Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same

  • US 8,485,412 B2
  • Filed: 09/29/2006
  • Issued: 07/16/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A surgical staple, comprising:

  • a deformable member;

    a base including a length, said deformable member extending from said base; and

    a rigid driver including a surface configured to receive a driving force thereto and drive said deformable member into tissue, wherein said rigid driver is integrally attached to at least one of said deformable member and said base, wherein said rigid driver spans substantially the entire length of said base, said rigid driver configured to be operatively engaged with a cam of a stapler.

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