Surgical stapling cartridge with layer retention features

  • US 10,405,854 B2
  • Filed: 02/08/2013
  • Issued: 09/10/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A staple cartridge assembly, comprising:

  • a cartridge body, comprising;

    a deck; and

    a plurality of staples; and

    an implantable layer configured to be captured by said staples, wherein said implantable layer comprises a tissue contacting surface, wherein said tissue contacting surface comprises a plurality of cleats configured to reduce tissue slippage relative to said implantable layer, wherein said cleats comprise small contact areas, wherein said small contact areas are configured to improve traction against said tissue by contacting without puncturing said tissue.

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