Tissue thickness compensator comprising resilient members

  • US 9,795,383 B2
  • Filed: 09/22/2016
  • Issued: 10/24/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A fastener cartridge assembly for a surgical instrument, the fastener cartridge assembly comprising:

  • a cartridge body comprising a first longitudinal side and a second longitudinal side;

    a tissue thickness compensator comprising a plurality of discrete severable tubular lattices, wherein said plurality of discrete severable tubular lattices are laterally arranged intermediate said first longitudinal side and said second longitudinal side; and

    a fastener moveable between an initial position and a fired position, wherein said fastener is configured to engage a portion of said tissue thickness compensator when said fastener is moved between said initial position and said fired position.

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