Implantable fastener cartridge comprising bioabsorbable layers

  • US 8,752,699 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2010
  • Issued: 06/17/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A staple cartridge, comprising:

  • a plurality of staples, wherein each said staple comprises;

    a base; and

    a staple leg extending from said base; and

    an implantable staple cartridge body supporting said plurality of staples, wherein each said base is embedded in said implantable staple cartridge body and is moveable relative to said implantable staple cartridge body, and wherein said implantable staple cartridge body comprises;

    a first layer comprised of a first material; and

    a second layer comprised of a second material, wherein said first material is bioabsorbable at a first rate and said second material is bioabsorbable at a second rate, and wherein said first rate is different than said second rate.

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