End effector with implantable layer

  • US 10,064,624 B2
  • Filed: 11/20/2014
  • Issued: 09/04/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An end effector for stapling patient tissue, said end effector comprising:

  • a frame comprising a proximal end and a distal end;

    a plurality of staples;

    a firing system configured to implant said staples into the patient tissue;

    an implantable layer comprising a tissue-contacting surface and a support surface; and

    an array of securement members extending above and below said support surface of said implantable layer, wherein said securement members are detached from said frame concurrently with said firing system being actuated to implant said staples.

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