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1. (WO2017058609) TUBULAR ABSORBABLE CONSTRUCTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/058609    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/052841
Publication Date: Fri Apr 07 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 22 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 17/072
A61B 17/00
Applicants: ETHICON LLC
Inventors: HARRIS, Jason L.
SHELTON, Frederick E., IV
VENDELY, Michael J.
LANDGREBE, Susanne
Title: TUBULAR ABSORBABLE CONSTRUCTS
Abstract:
A compressible adjunct is used with a surgical instrument. The compressible adjunct includes a hollow fibrous construct and a core fibrous construct housed within the hollow fibrous construct, wherein the hollow fibrous construct comprises at least one biocompatible material that has experienced at least one transition from a more ordered phase to a less ordered phase in response to heating the hollow fibrous construct to a predetermined temperature.