Fastener system comprising a retention matrix

  • US 8,529,600 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2010
  • Issued: 09/10/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A surgical stapling system, comprising:

  • a first staple comprised of a wire, wherein said first staple comprises;

    a first base; and

    a first leg extending from said first base;

    a second staple comprised of a wire, wherein said second staple comprises;

    a second base; and

    a second leg extending from said second base; and

    a retention matrix, comprising;

    a first retention aperture configured to receive said first leg;

    a first retention member configured to engage said first leg;

    a second retention aperture configured to receive said second leg;

    a second retention member configured to engage said second leg;

    a first layer of material including a first side facing toward said first base and said second base and a second side facing away from said first base and said second base, wherein said first layer is comprised of metal; and

    a second layer of material attached to said first side of said first layer of material, wherein said second layer is comprised of compressible foam, and wherein said compressible foam comprises at least one tissue sealant.

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