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A surgical staple is disclosed comprising an arcuate central region which can be flattened by a stapling tool. Straight legs extend obliquely upwardly from the central region to which are connected downwardly extending side portions. The side portions are curved substantially in the form of an arc of a circle having a center at the center for the central region. When the central region is flattened, the side portions move about an arc of a circle so that automatic puncture channels are produced. Tearing of tissue is thereby prevented.

Title
Surgical staple
Application Number
6/465319
Publication Number
4505273
Application Date
February 9, 1983
Publication Date
March 19, 1985
Inventor
Jurgen Fetzer
Gerstetten-Dettingen
DE
Karl Braun
Talheim
DE
Agent
Kenyon & Kenyon
Assignee
Intermedicat
CH
IPC
A61B 17/04
A61B 17/08
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