08016177 is referenced by 379 patents and cites 247 patents.

A surgical stapling instrument is provided having systems for securing buttress material to the anvil and staple containing cartridge associated with the surgical instrument. The system includes a retainer configured to engage the anvil or the staple containing cartridge and capture the buttress material between the retainer and the anvil or staple containing cartridge. The disclose retainer engages the anvil or staple containing cartridge in snap fit or friction fit fashion. The buttress material includes a circumferential perforation line enabling the center of the buttress material to be stapled to tissue while the remainder of the buttress material remains with the anvil or staple containing cartridge.

Title
Staple buttress retention system
Application Number
12/984891
Publication Number
8016177 (B2)
Application Date
January 5, 2011
Publication Date
September 13, 2011
Inventor
Brian Nentwick
Greenfield Center
NY, US
Michael Bettuchi
Middletown
CT, US
Assignee
Tyco Healthcare Group
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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