Medical grade braided polyester structure with a bonded polypropylene
Blunt tip introducer
1.0 mm (18 ga)
0.7 mm (21 ga.)
0.5 mm (24 ga.)
Self-locking and infinitely adjustable clasp head with smooth, rounded corners
Invented by a surgeon, Minne Ties® Agile MMF is an innovative, patent pending technology to rapidly, simply and safely achieve maxillomandibular fixation (MMF). Unlike arch bars or screw-based systems, Minne Ties is a non-invasive solution that provides strong, steady force and the secure bite necessary to successfully achieve MMF.
Minne Ties are constructed of coated suture with a blunt introducer on one end, and a smooth, infinitely adjustable clasp head on the other. The Minne Ties design resembles that of a familiar “zip tie.”
MINNE TIES APPLICATION
APPLICATION The Minne Ties suture is introduced through the embrasures to create a loop. The stainless steel introducer is threaded through the green side of the clasp head. Apply the recommended four sutures on each side, using the largest size possible to minimize potential floss out. Final tightening is done after all sutures are placed. Sutures are trimmed after tightening.
Polypropylene, Polyester, Stainless Steel
1.0 mm (18 ga)
0.7 mm (21 ga)
0.5 mm (24 ga)
Product configurations available for purchase include:
12 Suture Kit
Eight large (1.0 mm)
Four medium (0.7 mm)
Cheek retractor custom-designed to organize Ties during application
Each two pack includes two sutures of the same size.
Two large sutures (1.0 mm)
Two medium sutures (0.7 mm)
Two small sutures (0.5 mm)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many sizes does Minne Ties come in?
Minne Ties are available in two configurations: 1) The Minne Ties Kit that includes 12 sutures with an assortment of three different sizes differentiated by color, and a uniquely designed cheek retractor. And 2) Minne Ties Two-Packs including two sutures of the same size.
Can Minne Ties be applied and/or removed in an office setting?
Yes. However, a surgeon must always rely on his or her own professional clinical judgment when deciding whether to use a particular product to treat a particular patient. Summit Medical does not dispense medical advice and recommends that surgeons be trained in the use of any particular product before using it in surgery.
Can Minne Ties be applied without anesthesia?
On average, arch bars take 54 minutes or longer to install – screw based hybrid MMF systems take an average of 15 minutes. Minne Ties are applied to achieve MMF in an average of 12 minutes without using sedation, but instead using a topical anesthetic. This is done to avoid the risks and cost associated with sedation and general anesthetics.
How are Minne Ties removed?
Minne Ties, after being cut, can be slid out of the interdental space. This potentially eliminates the need for general anesthetic and O.R. removal, which allows the removal procedure to be done in a clinic or doctor’s office. Minne Ties can be removed in less than three minutes with a small pair of scissors and with little pain to the patient.