• US 20170056007A1
  • Filed: 08/26/2015
  • Published: 03/02/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/26/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A staple cartridge assembly, comprising:

  • a cartridge body, comprising;

    a deck; and

    a plurality of staple cavities defined in said deck;

    a plurality of staples stored in said staple cavities, wherein each said staple comprises;

    a first portion comprised of an alloy including zinc and magnesium; and

    a second portion comprised of an absorbable polymer, wherein said second portion is disposed on said first portion, and wherein said second portion covers less than the entirety of said first portion.

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