Staple cartridge comprising a compressible layer

  • US 9,974,538 B2
  • Filed: 11/13/2014
  • Issued: 05/22/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/28/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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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

    a compressible layer releasably positioned adjacent to the cartridge body, wherein the compressible layer comprises a plurality of compression springs.

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