Staple cartridge including a compressible member

  • US 10,595,862 B2
  • Filed: 09/23/2016
  • Issued: 03/24/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A staple cartridge, comprising:

  • a cartridge body;

    a surgical staple, wherein said surgical staple is movable from an unfired position to a fired position, wherein said surgical staple is deformable from a first shape in said unfired position to a second shape in said fired position during a firing stroke, wherein said surgical staple is ejected from said cartridge body during said firing stroke, and wherein said surgical staple comprises;

    a crown;

    a first deformable member extending from said crown; and

    a second deformable member extending from said crown; and

    a compressible member positioned intermediate said first deformable member, said second deformable member, and said crown after said surgical staple has been deformed into said second shape, wherein said compressible member is at least partially positioned between said first deformable member and said second deformable member of said surgical staple when said surgical staple is in said unfired position.

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