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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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