Implantable layers comprising a pressed region

  • US 9,693,777 B2
  • Filed: 02/24/2014
  • Issued: 07/04/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/24/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A staple cartridge, comprising:

  • a cartridge body;

    a plurality of staples removably stored, at least partially, within said cartridge body; and

    a tissue thickness compensator, said tissue thickness compensator comprising;

    a first portion;

    a second portion spaced apart from said first portion; and

    a third portion intermediate said first portion and said second portion, said third portion comprising a pressed region, wherein said pressed region comprises a slot defined therethrough.

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