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A staple cartridge including first and second staple cavities therein where the first cavity can define a first axis and the second cavity can define a second axis. In various embodiments, the first axis can be transverse to the second axis. In one embodiment, the first and second cavities can extend in directions which are not parallel to each other. In various embodiments, staples deployed from such first and second staple cavities can produce a staple pattern which can better constrict blood vessels in soft tissue and reduce blood flow therethrough.

Title
Staple cartridge cavity configurations
Application Number
11/824274
Publication Number
8590762 (B2)
Application Date
June 29, 2007
Publication Date
November 26, 2013
Inventor
William B Weisenburgh II
Maineville
OH, US
Lawrence E Wells Jr
Cincinnati
OH, US
Christopher J Hess
Cincinnati
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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