closed reduction, for jaw fracture

(redirected from C. bifermentans)

closed reduction, for jaw fracture,

n a process by which the broken portions of the jaw are approximated and stabilized without surgically opening the mucosal covering. The fixation of the reestablished approximation of the parts is accomplished with preformed bars attached to the teeth with ligatures or elastic bands.
n a genus of spore-forming anaerobic bacteria of the Bacillaceae family.
C. bifermentans
n causes gaseous gangrene.
C. botulinum
n causes botulism.
C. perfringens
n the main cause of gas gangrene in humans; also causes food poisoning, cellulitis, and wound infections.
C. tetani
n causes tetanus.