(19)
(11)EP 3 406 202 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
23.01.2019 Bulletin 2019/04

(43)Date of publication A2:
28.11.2018 Bulletin 2018/48

(21)Application number: 18170882.7

(22)Date of filing:  04.05.2018
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
A61B 17/064(2006.01)
A61B 17/072(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 05.05.2017 US 201715587747

(71)Applicant: Covidien LP
Mansfield, MA 02048 (US)

(72)Inventor:
  • Kostrzewski, Stanislaw
    Newtown, Connecticut 06470 (US)

(74)Representative: Maschio, Antonio 
Maschio & Soames IP Limited 30 Carlton Crescent
Southampton SO15 2EW
Southampton SO15 2EW (GB)

  


(54)SURGICAL STAPLES WITH EXPANDABLE BACKSPAN


(57) A surgical staple (100) includes a body (10) having a first leg (14), a second leg (16), and a backspan (12). The first and second legs each have a first end portion (14a, 16a) and a second end portion (14b, 16b). The backspan has a first portion (12a), a second portion (20), and a third portion (22). The first portion of the backspan includes a looped member (18) having a first end portion (18a) and a second end portion (18b). The second portion (20) of the backspan extends between the first end portion (14a) of the first leg and the first end portion (18a) of the looped member. The third portion (22) of the backspan extends between the first end portion (16a) of the second leg and the second end portion (18b) of the looped member. The second portion (20) of the backspan and the third portion (22) of the backspan are in lateral contact.







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