Fasteners supported by a fastener cartridge support

  • US 8,783,542 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2010
  • Issued: 07/22/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical stapling system, comprising:

  • a staple cartridge channel, comprising;

    a bottom support surface;

    a plurality of staple supports, wherein each said staple support comprises a trough;

    a first lateral cartridge support surface extending from said bottom support surface; and

    a second lateral cartridge support surface extending from said bottom support surface; and

    a staple cartridge removably positioned within said staple cartridge channel, said staple cartridge comprising;

    a compressible and implantable staple cartridge body positioned intermediate said first lateral cartridge support surface and said second lateral cartridge support surface; and

    a plurality of staples partially embedded within said compressible and implantable staple cartridge body, wherein each said staple is positioned above a said staple support and aligned with a said trough.

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