MMF Monthly Newsletter Issue 10 March 2022
Minne Ties Publication
"Battlefield Management of Facial Fractures Using Minne Ties"
An article published in the spring 2022 edition of the Journal of Special Operations Medicine (JSOM) by Drs. Ivory and Jenzer evaluated the potential benefits of using Minne Ties to manage facial fractures on the battlefield. Here's the summary directly from the article:
"Fractures of the MMF complex are a common injury on the modern battlefield. These fractures can be challenging as there is often limited lighting, poor facilities, difficulty maintaining sterility, and little or no radiology support. Additionally, when treating local national patients, evacuation to higher levels of care may not be available, necessitating definitive care. Military providers, particularly those assigned to SOF [Special Operations Forces], often treat patients in remote environments without the benefits of an operating room, sterilization, specialist consults, or specialized equipment. Having access to a technique for treating maxillomandibular fractures that has minimal equipment requirements, does not require advanced knowledge of the anatomy of the facial skeleton, and is relatively easy to perform is ideal to the SOF provider. We believe the Minne Tie fixation technique would be a valuable technique to add to the arsenal of any SOF provider". Access the full article here
This article is available with permission from the Journal of Special Operations Medicine. Invisian Medical would like to thank them for the important work they do advocating for our US special forces. Access their website at www.jsomonline.org
The authors do not receive any compensation from the manufacturers of Minne Ties.
Tips From Our New Training Video
Use the largest size Minne Ties whenever possible, which minimizes the chance of "flossing out"
It is recommended to use 6-8 ties total for the best strength of construct
From the Journals
"Fracture Fixation Technique and Chewing Side Impact Jaw Mechanics in Mandible Fracture Repair"
In a 2021 article published in the September issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, H M Abraha et al. used in silico models to quantify the effects of Champy and biplanar techniques of angle fracture fixation. Their study is the first of its kind to simulate in silico the effects of chewing on angle fractures treated with Champy and biplanar plates. The authors found "that more rigid, biplanar fixation results in lower strain magnitudes in the miniplates, the bone around the screws, and in the fracture zone, and that the mandibular strain regime approximates the unfractured condition." The authors conclude by calling for further investigation into the impact of plating techniques on chewing behavior. Click here to view the entire article
Recent and Upcoming Events
Invisian Medical is pleased to have hosted training events in the last 30 days at the following programs
Baylor College of Medicine Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Programs
University of Texas Medical Branch OMFS Program
Oregon Health & Science University Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Programs
Grady Health in Atlanta
Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville
Invisian Medical was honored to support the American Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons annual meeting this month in San Diego! It was a pleasure to listen to the presentations from surgeons who are leading the way to advance TMJ surgery. We look forward to our future sponsorship and support of the organization.
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As with most surgical procedures, there are risks associated with maxillomandibular fixation (MMF), including with Minne Ties. For complete information regarding indications for use, additional application and removal instructions, risks, contraindications, warnings, precautions and adverse events, please review the device’s Instructions for Use (IFU) included in the package and at www.minneties.com.
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