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What are my chances of infection with a broken bone?
7 doctors weighed in

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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