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A surgical stapling apparatus having tissue bolstering material disposed thereon for application of the material and staples to body tissue. Two tissue bolstering members are preferably provided, each member being generally planar in configuration, wherein a first member corresponds to the dimensions of the tissue contacting surface of a staple cartridge and a second member corresponds to the dimensions of the tissue contacting surface of an anvil. In use, tissue is disposed between the anvil and the staple cartridge and the instrument is fired, thereby securing the tissue bolstering material to the tissue.

Title
Surgical stapling apparatus and method with surgical fabric
Application Number
132601
Publication Number
5964774
Application Date
September 12, 1997
Publication Date
October 12, 1999
Inventor
Ilya S Koyfman
Orange
CT, US
Matthew Hain
New Haven
CT, US
Wanda L McKean
Stamford
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/08
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