Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features

  • US 8,668,130 B2
  • Filed: 05/24/2012
  • Issued: 03/11/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/15/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A staple cartridge for use with a surgical stapler actuatable to fasten tissue captured by the surgical stapler, the staple cartridge comprising:

  • a staple comprising a crown and a deformable member, wherein said deformable member is slidable relative to said crown, wherein said crown and said deformable member are positioned on the same side of the captured tissue prior to actuating the surgical stapler to fasten the tissue; and

    a staple cartridge body, wherein at least a portion of said deformable member is removably stored within said staple cartridge body, and wherein at least a portion of said crown is removably stored within said staple cartridge body.

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