Staple cartridge comprising an implantable layer

  • US 9,724,098 B2
  • Filed: 11/13/2014
  • Issued: 08/08/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/28/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A staple cartridge, comprising:

  • a cartridge body, wherein a plurality of staple cavities are defined in the cartridge body;

    a plurality of staples removably positioned in the staple cavities; and

    a compressible layer releasably positioned adjacent to the cartridge body, wherein the compressible layer comprises a plurality of tubular members.

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