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Minne Ties Tip of the Month:
Rocking Minne Ties
Once all Minne Ties are applied in a loop, pull back and forth on both ends of the suture in a rocking motion to help pull it through the gingival tissue. This helps ensure the suture is fully seated at the contact point of the teeth, providing a solid foundation. Once fully seated, tighten all of the sutures finger tight. Fully tighten by holding the clasp against the teeth and pulling straight out on the suture.
MMF Article of the Month
An article published by Dr. Krushna Bhatt¹ in the December 2022 edition of the journal "Traumaxilla" traces the historical milestones in maxillofacial trauma care. Beginning with an ancient MMF technique involving gold wiring, Dr. Bhatt navigates through various material innovations, pivotal surgical methodologies, and the importance of the principles of the organization “Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen” (AO). He underscores the significance of evolving treatment methodologies while highlighting the contemporary need for integrating surgical precision with empirical research. Dr. Bhatt concludes by writing "the least we can do is to generate good quality studies for nuances in current-day fracture treatment and make our practices evidence-based. A recent bibliometric analysis² has suggested that out of the top 100 cited systemic reviews and meta-analyses in our specialty, only 10 are pertaining to maxillofacial trauma".
¹Assistant Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Center for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
²Alkhutari AS, Al-Moraissi EA, Galvão EL, Christidis N, Falci SGM. Top 100 cited systematic reviews and meta-analyses in the major journals of oral and maxillofacial surgery: A bibliometric analysis. Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2022;26(3):343−356.
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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