Compressible adjunct with attachment regions

  • US 10,524,788 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2015
  • Issued: 01/07/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A compressible adjunct for use with a surgical instrument including a staple cartridge deck, wherein said compressible adjunct comprises:

  • a first biocompatible material;

    a second biocompatible material with a lower melting temperature than said first biocompatible material, wherein said first biocompatible material and said second biocompatible material are positioned on a first surface of said staple cartridge deck; and

    a body comprising a face positionable against a length of the staple cartridge deck, wherein said face comprises;

    a plurality of attachment regions spaced apart from one another, wherein said plurality of attachment regions include said second biocompatible material, wherein each of said plurality of attachment regions extends across a width of said body, and wherein said face is selectively attachable to the staple cartridge deck at said plurality of attachment regions; and

    a plurality of non-attachment regions extending between said plurality of attachment regions, wherein said second biocompatible material is selectively disposed outside said non-attachment regions, and wherein said compressible adjunct is selectively attached to the staple cartridge deck by temporarily heating said face to a temperature greater than or equal to said melting temperature of said second biocompatible material but less than said melting temperature of said first biocompatible material.

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