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A 19-year-old male asked:

I cut my leg open in work today from a broken sharp tile it's only small but what would happen if i had some tile chipping stuck in the cut?

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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If so, that chip: ...must be removed. Like a splinter, it's a non-sterile foreign body. You could get an infection if it's not removed. Fortunately, unless it's really tiny, it should show up on an x-ray.

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