Fastener system comprising a plurality of connected retention matrix elements

  • US 8,814,024 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2010
  • Issued: 08/26/2014
  • 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 matrix element, comprising;

    a first aperture configured to receive said first leg; and

    a first retention member configured to engage said first leg;

    a second matrix element, comprising;

    a second aperture configured to receive said second leg; and

    a second retention member configured to engage said second leg; and

    a connecting link connecting said first matrix element and said second matrix element, wherein said first matrix element and said second matrix element are comprised of a metal material, wherein said connecting link is comprised of a plastic material, and wherein said plastic material of said connecting link at least partially surrounds said first matrix element and said second matrix element.

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