Implantable layer assemblies

  • US 9,757,124 B2
  • Filed: 02/24/2014
  • Issued: 09/12/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/24/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An end effector for use with a surgical instrument, said end effector comprising:

  • a staple cartridge, comprising;

    a cartridge body;

    a plurality of staples;

    a longitudinal slot extending longitudinally along a length of said cartridge body, said longitudinal slot comprising a first side and a second side opposite said first side; and

    a cutting member slidably movable along said longitudinal slot; and

    an implantable assembly, comprising;

    a first layer; and

    a second layer, comprising;

    a first portion; and

    a second portion spaced apart from said first portion, wherein said first layer is attached to said first portion and said second portion, and wherein said first layer is partially embedded in at least one of said first portion and said second portion.

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