RAPID. SAFE. SECURE.

Invented by a surgeon, Minne Ties are an innovative technology to achieves strong and durable maxillomandibular fixation. The result is an efficient, safe, and cost-effective solution that improves the surgeon and patient experience.

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MMF Reimagined

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Medical grade braided polyester structure with a bonded polypropylene

coating

Blunt tip introducer

1.0 mm (18 ga)

0.7 mm (21 ga.)

0.5 mm (24 ga.)

Self-locking and infinitely adjustable clasp head with smooth, rounded corners

Minne Ties® Agile MMF (dental occlusion ties) are an innovative, patent pending technology to rapidly, safely and securely achieve maxillomandibular fixation (MMF), or jaw fixation, which is required to manage most jaw-related trauma and jaw surgeries. Unlike traditional arch bars and wires or screw-based systems, Minne Ties are a noninvasive solution that improves surgeon and patient safety, saves time, and provides efficiency and flexibility.

HOW IT WORKS

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The Minne Ties suture is introduced through the embrasures to create a loop. 

The stainless steel introducer is threaded through the green side of the clasp head. 

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Final tightening is done after all sutures are placed. Sutures are trimmed after tightening.

Apply the recommended four sutures on each side, using the largest size possible to minimize potential floss out.

Apply the recommended four sutures on each side, using the largest size possible to minimize potential floss out.

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WHY MINNE TIES?

NON-INVASIVE. SAFE.

Minne Ties are threaded through the interdental space and trimmed after application.  The blunt introducer eliminates sharp wires and screws that can puncture gloves and cause injuries to the surgeon and damage to patients' gums and mouth, improving patient safety and comfort.

Application of Minne Ties is simple and takes about a minute per Ties, reducing total procedure time in or outside of the O.R.. Patient management can be done in the Emergency Department or clinic, allowing for more efficient utilization of resources.

RAPID. FLEXIBLE.

Minne Ties are low profile and take significantly less space in the mouth, allowing better visibility and access for plating, and tangle-free suturing during closing.  Using the recommended number of Ties, Minne Ties provide strong, secure and durable MMF.

EFFICIENT. SECURE.

Minne Ties require less time than arch bars and hybrid systems, saving surgeon and costly O.R. time.  Removal of Minne Ties can be done outside the O.R. without general anesthesia, eliminating the need for additional O.R. time.

COST-EFFECTIVE.

Minne Ties - A Valuable Addition to the Surgeon’s Toolbox


Unlike other MMF methods, Minne Ties are non-invasive, eliminating sharp wires and invasive screws to improve surgeon and patient safety.

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Minne Ties

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IMF Screws

Arch Bars

Hybrid Arch Bars

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Featured Case Report

Repair of Bilateral Mandible Fractures Using Minne Ties for Mandibulomaxillary Fixation
Amit Bhojwani D.O., M.S., M.B.S., Jordan Licata D.O., Harleen Sethi D.O.
(Albert Einstein Medical Center)


A healthy 18-year-old male with no past medical history and excellent baseline dentition presented to the emergency department with a nondisplaced bilateral mandible fracture after being struck with a baseball bat. Presented with MMF options, the patient elected Minne Ties. A total of six 1.0mm Minne Ties were placed in the OR. The total operative time was 48 minutes. The patient remained in MMF for three weeks, and during clinic follow up, imaging demonstrated his fractures were appropriately reduced. Therefore, the patient met criteria for removal, which was done with Mayo scissors. The patient opted for no topical or local anesthesia, reporting only pressure during removal. Overall, the outcome for both the patient and healthcare providers resulted in fewer anesthesia events due to outpatient removal, reduced intraoperative application time, shorter time involvement for operating room staff, more comfort, less instrumentation and less manipulation of the patient’s anatomy. Click here to review the full report.

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Product Configurations

Materials

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Polypropylene, Polyester, Stainless Steel

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1.0 mm (18 ga)

0.7 mm (21 ga)

0.5 mm (24 ga)

Clasp Head

Blunt Introducer

Product configurations available for purchase include:

12 Suture Kit

(MT-1000)

  • Eight large (1.0 mm)

  • Four medium (0.7 mm)

  • Cheek retractor custom-designed to organize Ties during application

Two Packs

Each two pack includes two sutures of the same size.

MT-1001

Two large sutures (1.0 mm)

MT-1002

Two medium sutures (0.7 mm)

MT-1003

Two small sutures (0.5 mm)