Staple cartridge comprising an adjunct material

  • US 9,924,944 B2
  • Filed: 10/16/2014
  • Issued: 03/27/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/16/2014
  • 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;

    a well defined in said deck, wherein said well comprises a bottom;

    a lower deck surface defined at the bottom of said well;

    a well sidewall extending between said tissue-supporting surface and said lower deck surface; and

    a plurality of staple cavities, wherein at least a portion of a said staple cavity is defined in said well sidewall;

    a plurality of staples removably stored in said staple cavities; and

    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, wherein said layer extends into said well, and wherein the interaction between said layer and said well is configured to reduce relative movement between said layer and said cartridge body.

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