Staple cartridge assembly comprising an implantable layer

  • US 10,028,743 B2
  • Filed: 06/17/2015
  • Issued: 07/24/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An end effector for stapling tissue, comprising:

  • a cartridge body comprising a deck;

    staples removably stored in said cartridge body;

    an anvil configured to deform said staples; and

    an implantable layer positioned intermediate said deck and said anvil, said layer comprising;

    a tissue-facing surface;

    raised portions; and

    grooves defined intermediate said raised portions, wherein said raised portions apply localized compression to the tissue,wherein said layer is releasably attached to said cartridge body.

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