Staple cartridge comprising a releasable adjunct material

  • US 9,844,376 B2
  • Filed: 11/06/2014
  • Issued: 12/19/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/06/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical stapling apparatus for stapling tissue, comprising:

  • a cartridge body, comprising;

    a proximal end;

    a distal end;

    a deck comprising a tissue-supporting surface; and

    a plurality of staple cavities;

    a plurality of staples removably stored in said staple cavities;

    a firing member movable between a proximal position toward a distal position to eject said staples from said staple cavities;

    a layer positioned above said deck, wherein said staples are configured to implant said layer against the tissue when said staples are ejected from said staple cavities; and

    a layer retainer configured to releasably hold said layer to said deck, wherein said firing member is configured to engage said layer retainer and lift said layer retainer relative to said deck.

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