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What are my chances of infection with a broken bone?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Closed - unusual

If your fracture is not open (penetrating through the skin) the chances are highly unusual.
If your break requires surgery the risks very minimally increase.

In brief: Closed - unusual

If your fracture is not open (penetrating through the skin) the chances are highly unusual.
If your break requires surgery the risks very minimally increase.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Low

If the skin is intact the chance is very low.
If the skin has been torn, the chance goes up to 5-20%.

In brief: Low

If the skin is intact the chance is very low.
If the skin has been torn, the chance goes up to 5-20%.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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