Staple cartridge comprising implantable layers

  • US 9,918,716 B2
  • Filed: 11/13/2014
  • Issued: 03/20/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/28/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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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

    an implantable compressible portion releasably secured adjacent to the cartridge body, wherein the implantable compressible portion comprises;

    an implantable first layer;

    an implantable second layer, wherein a space is defined between at least a portion of the implantable first layer and at least a portion of the implantable second layer; and

    an implantable deformable support intermediate the implantable first layer and the implantable second layer.

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