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An end effector includes an anvil and a cartridge assembly having a plurality of surgical staples disposed in a cavity defined therein. The cartridge assembly may include a movable driver or sled configured to deploy the surgical staple from the cavity into tissue. The surgical staple may include a linear leg and an arcuate leg extending therefrom. The linear leg may include a protruding portion to provide pressure to tissue captured by the surgical staple. A three-dimensional and/or self-supporting surgical staple may interlock its two legs upon deployment thereof.

Title
Surgical staples and end effectors for deploying the same
Application Number
14/513629
Publication Number
9867613 (B2)
Application Date
October 14, 2014
Publication Date
January 16, 2018
Inventor
Simon Grover
Cambridge
GB
Stanislaw Marczyk
Stratford
CT, US
Assignee
COVIDIEN
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/064
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/072
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