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Systems of releasably connecting staple line buttress material to the jaws of a surgical stapling instrument are provided. The systems include retainers configured to engage the buttress material and releasably retain the buttress material on the jaws of the surgical stapling instrument prior to stapling tissue. In certain embodiments, the retainers remain with the jaws of the instrument after stapling of tissue. In alternative embodiments, the retainers remain with the buttress material after being stapled to tissue.

Title
Detachable buttress material retention systems for use with a surgical stapling device
Application Number
11/821330
Publication Number
7845533 (B2)
Application Date
June 22, 2007
Publication Date
December 7, 2010
Inventor
Brian Nentwick
Greenfield Center
NY, US
Megan Prommersberger
Wallingford
CT, US
Stanislaw Marczyk
Stratford
CT, US
Assignee
Tyco Healthcare Group
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/072
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