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A fastener cartridge can comprise a compressible, collapsible, and/or crushable cartridge body and fasteners embedded within the cartridge body which can be utilized to fasten tissue. In use, the fastener cartridge can be positioned in a first jaw of a surgical fastening device, wherein the first jaw can be positioned opposite a second jaw, or anvil. The anvil can be engaged with the fastener cartridge to compress, collapse, and/or crush the cartridge body and deform, or otherwise deploy, the fasteners contained therein. As the fasteners are deformed or deployed, the fasteners can capture at least a portion of the cartridge body therein along with at least a portion of the tissue being fastened. In various embodiments, the fastener cartridge and/or the first jaw can comprise retention features which can allow the fastener cartridge to be selectively inserted into the first jaw in a first orientation or a second orientation.

Title
Selectively orientable implantable fastener cartridge
Application Number
12/894377
Publication Number
8393514 (B2)
Application Date
September 30, 2010
Publication Date
March 12, 2013
Inventor
Kreena B Avimukta
Mason
OH, US
Chester O Baxter III
Loveland
OH, US
Gary W Knight
West Chester
OH, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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