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A method and apparatus to achieve hemostasis along a staple line by utilizing a pledget material positioned adjacent at least one surface of tissue. A line of staples extends through the tissue and the pledget material. The pledget material substantially uniformly distributes pressure along the staple line and thereby causes substantial hemostasis along the tissue cut. The pledget material may also absorb blood that may escape from a partially open blood vessel.

Title
Method and apparatus for achieving hemostasis along a staple line
Application Number
7/905808
Publication Number
5263629
Application Date
June 29, 1992
Publication Date
November 23, 1993
Inventor
James H Chambers
Milford
OH, US
Brenton K Ahrens
West Chester
OH, US
Bernard J Durman
Loveland
OH, US
Mary E Kay
Charlotte
NC, US
Horace R Trumbull
Sharonville
OH, US
Agent
Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow
Assignee
Ethicon
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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