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The present invention provides a surgical stapling apparatus and a buttress, i.e. pledget, for use in the surgical stapling apparatus, which buttress provides sealing for hemostasis and pneumostasis, and which buttress includes a continuous projection, or a plurality of projections, for cooperation with guide channels for thereby attaching the buttress to the staple cartridge or anvil in a releasable pressure fit relationship.

Title
Surgical bettress and surgical stapling apparatus
Application Number
9/515450
Publication Number
6273897 (B1)
Application Date
February 29, 2000
Publication Date
August 14, 2001
Inventor
Murty N Vyakarnam
New York
NY, US
David A Dalessandro
Fanwood
NJ, US
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/10
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