Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology: Dental occlusion ties: A rapid, safe, and non-invasive maxillo-mandibular fixation technology

For decades, Erich arch bars have been a standard in establishing maxillo-mandibular fixation (MMF). While reliable, the approach risks sharps injury, consumes operating room time, and inflicts gingival trauma. Newer technologies including screw-based techniques and “hybrid” techniques have improved MMF by reducing sharps injuries and operating room time, but risk injury to tooth roots, nerves, and gingiva. This study aims to establish the application, strengths, and limitations of dental occlusion ties as a novel alternative in maxillo-mandibular fixation. Read More

Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology: Dental occlusion ties: A rapid, safe, and non-invasive maxillo-mandibular fixation technology

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