Surgical helical fastener with applicator

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PATENT NO 5582616
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08286878

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A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.

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COVIDIEN AGNEUHAUSEN AM RHEINFALL686
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LPMANSFIELD, MA226

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Bolduc, Lee Mountain View, CA 59 3593
Hodges, Brian A Foster City, CA 9 1811
Kramer, Thomas A San Carlos, CA 24 2301
Lunsford, John San Carlos, CA 51 4552
McCoy, Tim San Carlos, CA 10 2029

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ORTHOHELIX SURGICAL DESIGNS, INC. (3)
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