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A tissue thickness compensator may generally comprise a biocompatible material, a first component, and a second component, wherein the first component and second component form a reaction product to expand the tissue thickness compensator. The first component may comprise a first hydrogel precursor, the second component may comprise a second hydrogel precursor, and the reaction product may comprise a hydrogel. The reaction product may be formed in vivo and/or in situ by contacting the first component and the second component. The first component and/or second component may be encapsulated and configured to release the components when ruptured. The reaction product may comprise a fluid-swellable composition. Articles of manufacture comprising the tissue thickness compensator and methods of making and using the tissue thickness compensator are also described.

Title
Expandable tissue thickness compensator
Application Number
13/433098
Publication Number
9301753 (B2)
Application Date
March 28, 2012
Publication Date
April 5, 2016
Inventor
Gary W Knight
West Chester
OH, US
Stephanie A Mutchler
Loveland
OH, US
Mark H Ransick
West Chester
OH, US
John L Stammen
Cincinnati
OH, US
William B Weisenburgh II
Maineville
OH, US
Christopher W Widenhouse
Clarksville
OH, US
Charles J Scheib
Loveland
OH, US
Chunlin Yang
Belle Mead
NJ, US
Jeffrey L Aldridge
Lebanon
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
PR, US
IPC
A61B 17/32
A61B 17/29
A61B 17/115
A61B 17/072
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/064
A61B 17/068
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