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MMF Monthly Newsletter Issue 13 June 2022

Updated: Oct 4, 2022


From the Journals "The Financial Burden of Mandibular Trauma"

In an article in the September 2011 issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, J Dillon et al. analyzed the financial cost of mandibular trauma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The authors used a retrospective chart review to analyze the costs associated with 1,554 patients from July 1999 to June 2010. They found that out of the $22.1 million billed for isolated mandible fractures, only $6.9 million was recovered. The following were identified as major variables that increased cost: length of hospital stay, treatment modality, service providing treatment, and method of arrival. Additional variables included the location of arch bar removal, method of fracture stabilization, and complications during surgery.

The authors concluded that costs could be cut by implementing the following changes: "1) perform closed reduction whenever possible; 2) encourage performing procedures with patients under local anesthesia (closed reductions and arch bar removals); 3) provide improved and shared training among the services who take craniofacial trauma call; 4) reduce the use of medical transport by encouraging POV arrival in any instance indicated; 5) treat patients on an outpatient basis, refraining from admission when applicable; 6) offer greater incentives for providers in the community to take trauma call; and 7) offer greater incentives for hospitals to have patients treated at the hospital of origin and not be transferred."


Figure 8 Application Training Video

This training video provides guidance on the correct application of the 'figure of eight' application technique


Image Gallery

Below is a selection of images from recent cases from various surgeons showing a range of different ways that Minne Ties are being utilized.


Recent Events

Invisian Medical was pleased to support the following events in June

  • Danbury Hospital - Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Parkland Hospital - Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City - Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


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