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Can bone get infected if you have deep hand cut?
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Open fracture
With a deep cut that exposed bone can get infected if the wound get infected, it is not a typical scenario.
However if the cut also cuts the bone such as with a saw, or there is devitalized tissue or there is an open fracture risk goes up. If the cut is due to a dirty source such as a bite or a farm injury and there is bone injury then that must be washed out properly to avoid severe bone infect.

In brief: Open fracture
With a deep cut that exposed bone can get infected if the wound get infected, it is not a typical scenario.
However if the cut also cuts the bone such as with a saw, or there is devitalized tissue or there is an open fracture risk goes up. If the cut is due to a dirty source such as a bite or a farm injury and there is bone injury then that must be washed out properly to avoid severe bone infect.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Usually only after uncontrolled soft tissue infection.

In brief: Yes
Usually only after uncontrolled soft tissue infection.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Bekele Olbamo
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Bone can be infected with deep cuts.
The wound should be cleaned with running water and soap and check signs of infections.

In brief: Yes
Bone can be infected with deep cuts.
The wound should be cleaned with running water and soap and check signs of infections.
Dr. Bekele Olbamo
Dr. Bekele Olbamo
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