Implantable layer comprising plastically deformed fibers

  • US 10,327,777 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2015
  • Issued: 06/25/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A staple cartridge assembly, comprising:

  • a cartridge body comprising a deck;

    a plurality of staples;

    an implantable layer positioned over said deck, wherein said implantable layer comprises a plurality of interwoven fibers, wherein each said fiber comprises a strand having a kinked configuration, wherein said kinked fibers are interwoven into a first woven zone and a second woven zone, wherein said first woven zone has a first density and said second woven zone has a second density, and wherein said first density is different than said second density and;

    an anchor extending over said implantable layer to releasably hold said implantable layer to said cartridge body, wherein said second density is greater than said first density, and wherein said anchor is aligned with said second woven zone.

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