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Figure 3: (a) When the stem of the anvil is grasped by a grasper designed for the bowel or a dissector, the forces (F1 and F2) from the blades act apically (FR) and exert force apically, based on the Parallelogram Law, (b) Grasping the stem of the anvil with the new anvil grasper, yields only an opposing force

Figure 3: (a) When the stem of the anvil is grasped by a grasper designed for the bowel or a dissector, the forces (F1 and F2) from the blades act apically (FR) and exert force apically, based on the Parallelogram Law, (b) Grasping the stem of the anvil with the new anvil grasper, yields only an opposing force