The Role of Dental Occlusion Ties to Achieve Stable Maxillomandibular Fixation During Temporomandibular Joint Replacement

Andrew C. Jenzer, Christopher Malz, Jonathan Fillmore, Larry M. Wolford, Michael R. Warner, Joseph W. Ivory, James Q. Swift

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Abstract

Dental occlusion ties (Minne Ties®) are a new example of the concept of an oral zip tie used to establish maxillomandibular fixation (MMF). Each tie uses a blunt introducer that is easily passed between embrasures and fed through a self-locking, unidirectional clasp. Five to six ties are used to establish MMF. They are fast, easy to use, and relatively safe because there are no sharps or wires associated with their use. The authors report their experience using this MMF method for temporomandibular joint replacement surgery, where over the last 2 years, over 65 collective cases have been completed using this method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1731-1739
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume80
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2022

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Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None of the authors have any relevant financial relationship(s) with a commercial interest.

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