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Is there a difference between a bone infection and an abscess?

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Dr. Vlad Gendelman
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

An abscess does not necessarily/usually involve bone.
Bone infection does not necessarily cause an abscess. Abscess is a walled off pocket of dead tissue (pus) somewhere in the body.

In brief: Yes

An abscess does not necessarily/usually involve bone.
Bone infection does not necessarily cause an abscess. Abscess is a walled off pocket of dead tissue (pus) somewhere in the body.
Dr. Vlad Gendelman
Dr. Vlad Gendelman
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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry

In brief: Yes

An abscess is an infection.
It can occur in bone as well as in any soft tissue. An abscess in bone may be harder to treat and drain than an abscess in soft tissue, but they are quite similar.

In brief: Yes

An abscess is an infection.
It can occur in bone as well as in any soft tissue. An abscess in bone may be harder to treat and drain than an abscess in soft tissue, but they are quite similar.
Dr. Robert Ryan
Dr. Robert Ryan
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