A piece of buttress material and an end-effector of a surgical instrument including features which can aid a surgeon in properly and quickly attaching the piece of buttress material to the end-effector. In various embodiments, a piece of buttress material can include retention features which can be engaged with portions of an end-effector to releasably retain the piece of buttress material to at least a portion of the end-effector. Similarly, an end-effector can include features configured to engage portions of a piece of buttress material to releasably retain the piece of buttress material to the end-effector. In at least one embodiment, more than one piece of buttress material can be releasably retained to an end-effector.

Title
SURGICAL END EFFECTOR HAVING BUTTRESS RETENTION FEATURES
Application Number
14/851762
Publication Number
20160000442 (A1)
Application Date
September 11, 2015
Publication Date
January 7, 2016
IPC
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/10
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