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Battlefield Management of Facial Fractures Using Minnie Ties: An Innovative Technique for Maxillomandibular Fixation

Spring 2022

Ivory JW, Jenzer AC. 22(1). 87 - 91. (Journal Article)


Application of maxillomandibular fixation (MMF) for the treatment of jaw fractures has a long history stretching back thousands of years. Modern methods of MMF require extensive training for correct application and are often not practical to perform in a forward operating environment. Most MMF methods carry inherent risks of sharps injuries and exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The authors present a method of MMF with Minnie Ties, which are simple, effective, and much safer than traditional methods of MMF.

Keywords: facial bones; facial injuries; mandible fractures; maxilla fractures; jaw fractures; military dentistry; oral surgery

PMID: 35278320

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