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1. (WO2017034891) STAPLES CONFIGURED TO SUPPORT AN IMPLANTABLE ADJUNCT

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034891    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/047392
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 17/04
A61B 17/115
Applicants: ETHICON LLC
Inventors: SHELTON, IV, Frederick E.
SWAYZE, Jeffrey S.
HARRIS, Jason L.
Title: STAPLES CONFIGURED TO SUPPORT AN IMPLANTABLE ADJUNCT
Abstract:
A staple cartridge assembly is disclosed. The staple cartridge assembly comprises staples including a base, staple legs extending from the base, and a platform extending laterally from the base. The staple cartridge assembly further comprises an implantable layer. The platforms of the staples are configured to support the implantable layer when the staples are implanted into the tissue of a patient. Staples are also disclosed which included an implantable adjunct positioned over the platform of the staple. The implantable adjuncts can include one or more compressible pockets. One or more medicaments can be positioned in the compressible pockets.