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Disclosed herein is a surgical device for applying surgical fasteners to body tissues in order to fasten the body tissues together. The device comprises an operation section having a housing having an inner space completely sealed from the outside, drive elements electrically driven and arranged in the inner space of the operation section, an insertion section including a housing which has a first end portion containing the fasteners and having an opening through which the fasteners are to be applied, and a second end portion removably coupled to the housing of the operation section, fastener-applying elements located in the housing of the insertion section, for applying the fasteners from the opening to body tissues, and force-transmitting elements for transmitting drive force from the drive elements to the fastener-applying elements.

Title
Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues
Application Number
8/231241
Publication Number
5467911
Application Date
April 22, 1994
Publication Date
November 21, 1995
Inventor
Akito Mukaizawa
Tokyo
JP
Shiro Bito
Tokyo
JP
Hiroki Hibino
Tokyo
JP
Seiji Kuramoto
Tokyo
JP
Akio Nakada
Tokyo
JP
Toshihiko Suzuta
Tokyo
JP
Minoru Tsuruta
Tokyo
JP
Agent
Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick
Assignee
Olympus Optical
JP
IPC
A61B 17/068
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