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MMF Monthly Newsletter Issue 9 February 2022


Invisian Medical is excited to announce the release of Minne Ties with enhancements to the design of the clasp. Based on feedback from surgeons the past two years, as seen in the image above, the enhanced design includes a new teardrop shape to the clasp that is smaller and lower profile than the original design. Additional design changes enhance the strength and consistency of the clasp locking mechanism.

These design enhancements apply to the Minne Ties large (1.0 mm/18 gauge) and medium (0.7 mm/21 gauge) sizes only. Indications for use, application techniques, and all other aspects of Minne Ties remain the same. In addition, all product codes and ordering processes remain the same.

Contact us by email at or by phone at (913) 228-1857 to answer any questions or provide additional information about these enhancements.


New Training Video

We are pleased to announce the release our new 3D animated Minne Ties application training video! Incorporating feedback and insights from surgeons across the country, this new training tool will be a powerful resource not only for new users of Minne Ties, but also for surgeons with prior experience. Featuring the newly enhanced design, the video quickly and clearly illustrates ideal Minne Ties application techniques.

Click this link to watch the full video on our YouTube channel.


Patient Case Report

Treating Nondisplaced Mandible Fractures in the ED at the University of Rochester Medical Center

The URMC Facial Plastics Program recently posted the following on Instagram about use of Minne Ties at the bedside:

“When COVID limits OR availability, don’t forget your resources. Minne ties, local anesthesia and @weitaowangmd to the rescue, for this facial trauma patient. He had excellent occlusion for his nondisplaced double mandible fractures with good dentition making him a great candidate for MMF. Due to OR availability limitations from COVID, we were able to treat him at the bedside using local anesthesia and remove these in clinic weeks later.” - @urmcfacialplastics


MMF Article:

The Influence of COVID-19 Lockdown Measures on Maxillofacial Trauma at a Rural Tertiary Academic Center

In a 2021 article published in the October issue of FACE, Shihadeh et al analyzed the impact that COVID lockdowns had on maxillofacial trauma rates. The authors compared patient records from 2016-2019 to patient records from the initial lockdown in Vermont. They found that there was a non-statistically significant (P=.286) decline in maxillofacial trauma cases at the University of Vermont Medical Center. The authors compared this result to similar studies completed in France, England, Ireland, and New Zealand. The authors concluded that while other studies described a decrease in trauma rates during the lockdown, the high sustained level of trauma in Vermont "highlights the importance of maintaining support for trauma and other surgical subspecialty services during a pandemic." Click here to view the entire article


Recent and Upcoming Events

Invisian Medical is pleased to have hosted training events in the beginning of 2022 at the following programs

  • Indiana University Health Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • The University of Connecticut OMFS Program

  • The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Otolaryngology Residency

  • The University of Pennsylvania OMFS Team

  • The University of Alabama Birmingham OMFS Program

  • The University of Louisville OMFS program

  • Emory University School of Medicine OMFS program

  • Baptist Hospital Pensacola

  • St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction

  • Danbury Hospital

  • Mercy Hospital in St. Louis

Invisian Medical supported the Indiana Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons annual meeting on January 22 at the Alexander Hotel. Invisian Medical will also be supporting The American Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons 2022 Annual Meeting March 3rd-5th in San Diego.


Please Contact Invisian Medical For Clinical Support (913) 228-1857 |

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

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