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How common is a bone infection or fracture site infection with closed bone fractures?

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In brief: Not common

If the fracture is truly closed, bacteria should not be able to infect the bone since it isn't exposed to the outside environment.
Fractures, where bone is penetrated through the skin or visible through a wound, have variable infection rates based on the size of the wound and the time until the patient receives antibiotics.

In brief: Not common

If the fracture is truly closed, bacteria should not be able to infect the bone since it isn't exposed to the outside environment.
Fractures, where bone is penetrated through the skin or visible through a wound, have variable infection rates based on the size of the wound and the time until the patient receives antibiotics.
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