Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material

  • US 8,672,208 B2
  • Filed: 03/05/2010
  • Issued: 03/18/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/15/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical stapler, comprising:

  • an end effector, comprising;

    a staple cartridge;

    an anvil including an inner lip and an outer lip; and

    a cutting member movable to cut tissue captured between said staple cartridge and said anvil; and

    a buttress material, wherein said buttress material is releasably retained to said anvil by said inner lip and said outer lip, wherein said inner lip and said outer lip are positioned on a same side of said cutting member.

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