Tubular absorbable constructs

  • US 10,561,420 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2015
  • Issued: 02/18/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A compressible adjunct for use with a surgical instrument, wherein said compressible adjunct comprises:

  • a hollow fibrous construct;

    a core fibrous construct housed within said hollow fibrous construct, wherein said hollow fibrous construct comprises;

    at least one biocompatible material comprising fibers that have non-uniform shapes;

    wherein the fibers are entangled together to form a three-dimensional structure; and

    a bonding medium configured to interconnect the fibers within the three-dimensional structure to define bonding nodes at which the three-dimensional structure is reinforced;

    a longitudinal slot extending along a length of said hollow fibrous construct and said core fibrous construct, wherein said longitudinal slot comprises a base and side walls defined in said hollow fibrous construct and said core fibrous construct; and

    an attachment portion protruding from said base, and wherein said attachment portion comprises a laterally-extending apex portion for securing said compressible adjunct to the surgical instrument.

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