US005562690A [li] Patent Number: 5,562,690  Date of Patent: Oct. 8, 1996
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Primary Examiner—Gary Jackson
Assistant Examiner—Jeffrey A. Schmidt
A compression device for the anastomosis of a tubular hollow organ, having a first collapsible member movable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration, said first collapsible member having a first end and a second end; a second collapsible member movable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration, said second collapsible member adapted to be joined with said first end of said first collapsible member; and a third collapsible member adapted to be joined with said second end of said second collapsible member; wherein at least one of said first, second or third collapsible members comprises at least one resilient hinge portion disposed thereon which is parallel to the longitudinal axis of said device to facilitate the collapsibility thereof. Also provided are surgical instruments for carrying and placing the compression device components and a device for approximating surgical devices. A method for forming a compression anastomosis, is also provided.
25 Claims, 12 Drawing Sheets