Compressible adjuncts with bonding nodes

  • US 10,172,620 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2015
  • Issued: 01/08/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A staple cartridge assembly for use with a surgical stapler, wherein said staple cartridge assembly comprises:

  • a staple cartridge, comprising;

    a cartridge body;

    a cartridge deck; and

    a plurality of staples deployable from said cartridge body through said cartridge deck; and

    a compressible adjunct positionable against said cartridge deck, wherein said compressible adjunct comprises;

    a plurality of unaltered fibers, comprising;

    a first fiber including a first fiber portion; and

    a second fiber including a second fiber portion extending over said first fiber portion;

    a plurality of altered fibers that are melted and resolidified; and

    a node, comprising;

    said first fiber portion;

    said second fiber portion; and

    at least a portion of said plurality of altered fibers, wherein said at least a portion of said plurality of altered fibers affixes said first fiber portion and said second fiber portion.

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