MMF Monthly Newsletter Issue 8 December 2021
Updated: Feb 23, 2022
Happy Holidays from everyone at Invisian Medical. We hope your
holidays will be filled with peace and joy through the New Year.
Patient 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.
Tip of the Month: Use 3-4 Ties per Side
It is recommended to use 6-8 Ties total for the best strength of construct. Minne Ties are designed to work as a system. Ideally place the Ties in sequential embrasures, allowing them to reinforce each other and increase the overall strength of construct. Click here to view additional training resources.
Recent and Upcoming Events
Invisian Medical was pleased to host training events at the LSU Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (New Orleans), the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota, and the Thomas Jefferson University Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Invisian Medical is also supporting the Indiana Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons annual meeting on January 22 at the Alexander Hotel.
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