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About this product

Division: International
Category: IMF/MMF

Matrix WAVE ™ MMF System combines strength and simplicity to achieve maxillomandibular fixation.

MatrixWAVE™ MMF System is a bone-borne maxillomandibular fixation system that consists of a wave-shaped plate that is attached to the mandible and maxilla with self-drilling locking screws.


Intended Use

The system is intended for temporary stabilization of mandibular and maxillary fractures and osteotomies to maintain proper occlusion during intraoperative bone fixation and ostoperative bone healing (approximately 6-8 weeks). The system affords the ability to compress bone segments across a fracture. The system is not intended to be used as a tension band.

Indications for Use

The MatrixWAVE MMF System is indicated for the temporary treatment of mandibular and maxillary fractures and osteotomies in adults and adolescents (age 12 and higher) in whom permanent teeth have erupted.

Features & Benefits

  • Adaptability: MatrixWAVE™ MMF has an adaptable wave plate that surgeons can stretch or compress with or without the use of an instrument to optimize screw hole location and avoid interference with definitive plating and incision location.
  • Post Application Adjustability: The novel wave plate pattern enables surgeons to refine bone segment alignment after wiring without repositioning screws.
  • Versatility: Accessible screw heads are designed to sit proud and offer additional anchor points for occlusal stability and approximation of bone segments and are intended to help minimize soft tissue growth over the screw.
  • Intended to Help Avoid Soft Tissue and Tooth Root Injury: MatrixWAVE MMF System design is intended to protect the gingival soft tissue and enable the surgeon to avoid critical anatomic structures such as tooth roots and nerves.
  • Fast Application for Greater OR Efficiency: MatrixWAVE MMF system combines an adaptable plate with self-drilling locking screws to facilitate faster MMF than arch bars for greater OR efficiency.
  • Intended to Reduce Wire Sticks: Design eliminates interdental wiring which may reduce the risk of wire sticks for healthcare providers.
  • Removed in Office or Clinic: MatrixWAVE MMF can be removed under local anesthesia in the clinic or office setting to reduce the need for OR based removal procedures.
  • MatrixWAVE MMF Provides Opportunity for Better Oral Hygiene: MatrixWAVE MMF covers less tooth surface giving patients more access to the teeth for cleaning than arch bars.
  • Intended to Help Avoid Tooth Loosening:Bone-borne design eliminates the need for interdental wiring potentially reducing the risk of tooth loosening.
  • Intended for Patient Comfort:The MatrixWAVE MMF plate is designed with rounded, smooth edges. Plate hooks can be bent toward the gingiva after wiring. Screw heads are rounded to help minimize the impact on patient’s soft tissue.
Please refer to the surgical technique guide or package inserts if included for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings. For further information on DePuy Synthes Products, please contact your local DePuy Synthes Representative .
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