US 10,376,265 B2
Non-magnetic fragmentable tissue compression devices
Gregory J. Bakos, Mason, OH (US); Daniel J. Mumaw, Liberty Township, OH (US); Brian F. DiNardo, Cincinnati, OH (US); Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Hillsboro, OH (US); and Robert P. Kruth, Fort Wayne, IN (US)
Assigned to Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, PR (US)
Filed by ETHICON LLC, Guaynabo, PR (US)
Filed on Jan. 30, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/419,426.
Prior Publication US 2018/0214154 A1, Aug. 2, 2018
Int. Cl. A61B 17/11 (2006.01); A61B 17/064 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/1114 (2013.01) [A61B 17/0643 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00004 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00876 (2013.01); A61B 2017/1117 (2013.01); A61B 2017/1132 (2013.01); A61B 2017/1139 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An anastomosis compression assembly, comprising:
(a) a first portion, comprising:
(i) a plurality of first portion segments,
(ii) a plurality of first portion interlocking features, wherein each of the first portion segments includes a respective one or more of the first portion interlocking features, and
(iii) a plurality of first portion biodegradable joining members, wherein each of the first portion biodegradable joining members is directly secured to and thereby couples together a respective pair of the first portion segments; and
(b) a second portion, comprising:
(i) a plurality of second portion segments,
(ii) a plurality of second portion interlocking features, wherein each of the second portion segments includes a respective one or more of the second portion interlocking features, wherein the second portion interlocking features are configured to engage the first portion interlocking features to thereby secure each of the first portion segments to a respective one of the second portion segments, and
(iii) a plurality of second portion biodegradable joining members, wherein each of the second portion biodegradable members is directly secured to and thereby couples together a respective pair of the second portion segments.