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1. (WO2017034887) SURGICAL STAPLING CONFIGURATIONS FOR CURVED AND CIRCULAR STAPLING INSTRUMENTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034887    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/047371
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 18 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 17/064
A61B 17/072
A61B 17/115
Applicants: ETHICON LLC
Inventors: NALAGATLA, Anil K.
DINARDO, Brian
BAXTER, III, Chester O.
SWAYZE, Jeffrey S.
SHELTON, IV, Frederick E.
LABHASETWAR, Disha V.
Title: SURGICAL STAPLING CONFIGURATIONS FOR CURVED AND CIRCULAR STAPLING INSTRUMENTS
Abstract:
Circular and curved surgical stapling instruments are disclosed comprising a circular and curved stapling configurations. A circular staple cartridge comprises a plurality of staples arranged in an inner row, an intermediate row, and an outer row. Staples in certain rows can vary in crown width to overlap gaps defined between staples in certain other rows which provide a stretch zone.