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do open fractures in finger usually get an infection, even when they're bandaged?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Finger Fracture: Open finger fractures have a higher rate of infection then closed finger fractures but a lower rate of infection than open fractures in other areas of the body. They are usually treated with irrigation, debridement, fixation as needed and oral or IV antibiotics.

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Would you wear splint for a finger injury?

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Dr. Peter Duic
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That depends: The nature of the injury determines what kind of treatment is required. Did you have a crushing injury, hyper extension or flexion of the finger, jamming the finger. Most importantly could it be broken ? Immobilization can help many injuries , but the length of time is really determined by what specifically is injured.
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What is done to treat a prostate infection?

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Does a bad taste or smell in my mouth mean infection?

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Dr. Jake Richards
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Possibly: It is not a for sure thing that you would have an infection but those symptoms common for an infection that is draining such as an abcess. You may want to have a dentist take a look for you.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How do wrist fractures occur in people with osteoporosis?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
With less energy: It takes less energy from falls to cause a wrist fracture in an osteoporotic person. Also, the fractures can be more "smashed" into pieces with ostoeporosis.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can be done for a salivary gland infection?

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Dr. Russell Lieblick
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 21 years experience
Antibiotics plus: The first thing is to make sure it's just an infection and not a cyst or tumor. Infection can typically be treated with antibiotics initially. I usually request that patients use sugar free hard sour candies and hydrate aggressively. If this is unsuccessful, or if infection recurs immediately, the gland can be flushed.

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