Circular stapling system comprising load control

  • US 10,682,136 B2
  • Filed: 04/01/2016
  • Issued: 06/16/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/01/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An end effector for use with a surgical stapler, wherein said end effector comprises:

  • a cartridge body comprising a longitudinal axis;

    a plurality of staple cavities defined in said cartridge body, comprising;

    a first annular row of staple cavities extending around said longitudinal axis; and

    a second annular row of staple cavities extending around said longitudinal axis;

    staples removably stored in said staple cavities;

    an anvil configured to deform said staples; and

    a distal cutting member; and

    a ramp rotatable about said longitudinal axis to distally eject said staples from said staple cavities and then deploy said cutting member to incise tissue captured between said cartridge body and said anvil.

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