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A surgical stapler is provided having a pair of jaws including a staple containing cartridge and an anvil. Buttress material is releasable affixed to the staple containing cartridge and the anvil. One of the jaws includes a pair of longitudinal projections at a first end of the jaw and configured to frictionally engage corresponding slots in a first end the buttress material. One of the jaws includes a post at a second end of the jaw. The buttress material includes a hole in a second end of the buttress material for receipt of the post.

Title
Interlocking buttress material retention system
Application Number
11/820239
Publication Number
7665646 (B2)
Application Date
June 18, 2007
Publication Date
February 23, 2010
Inventor
Megan L Prommersberger
Wallingford
CT, US
Assignee
Tyco Healthcare Group
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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