Anvil modification members for surgical staplers

  • US 10,376,263 B2
  • Filed: 04/01/2016
  • Issued: 08/13/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/01/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A surgical stapler, comprising:

  • an anvil assembly, comprising;

    an anvil, comprising;

    an elongate slot extending longitudinally along a length of the anvil;

    a first anvil section on a first side of the elongate slot, wherein the first anvil section comprises a plurality of first staple-forming pockets; and

    a second anvil section on a second side of the elongate slot, wherein the second anvil section comprises a plurality of second staple-forming pockets;

    an anvil modification member attached to the anvil, wherein the anvil modification member comprises;

    a first portion positioned against the first anvil section, wherein the first portion comprises a plurality of third staple-forming pockets, and wherein the first portion is configured to prevent staple formation against the plurality of first staple-forming pockets; and

    a second portion positioned against the second anvil section, wherein the second portion comprises a plurality of fourth staple-forming pockets, and wherein the second portion is configured to prevent staple formation against the plurality of second staple-forming pockets.

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