RAPID. SAFE. SECURE.

Invented by a surgeon, Minne Ties are an innovative technology that 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?

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.

NON-INVASIVE. SAFE.

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

Intraoperative MMF With Minne Ties Agile  MMF During Open Reduction Internal Fixation of a Bilateral Mandible Fracture
Mark Oppenheim D.M.D., M.D.
(University of Louisville)


A 22-year-old female presented to the University of Louisville Hospital Emergency Department after being assaulted and sustained isolated bilateral mandible fractures but no other injuries. Minne Ties were a viable option for intra-operative MMF due to the patient’s good dentition, and were chosen over other MMF methods based on less time to apply and remove, reduced trauma to the dentition and ease of application. The patient came into occlusion well; complete application of the devices took approximately 5 minutes.

Minne Ties were minimally traumatic to the patient’s dentition and gingiva, reduced the risk of wire stick injuries for the providers and surgical staff, and produced strong and stable MMF and occlusion throughout the case, resulting in an excellent surgical outcome.

 

Click here to read the full case 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)