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Do doctors see a lot of patients with foreign body in a wound?
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
4 doctors agree
In brief: Wound foreign body
Even in a typical wound center seeing hundreds of patients each month, a wound with a foreign body is not a usual occurrence.
Foreign bodies can be of three general varieties: human induced, as with stitches and staples left from surgery; accidental, as with gardening maladies; and exotic, as with cutis calcinosis, an abnormal healing process where the base of the wound calcifies.

In brief: Wound foreign body
Even in a typical wound center seeing hundreds of patients each month, a wound with a foreign body is not a usual occurrence.
Foreign bodies can be of three general varieties: human induced, as with stitches and staples left from surgery; accidental, as with gardening maladies; and exotic, as with cutis calcinosis, an abnormal healing process where the base of the wound calcifies.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Any traumatic wound is at risk for foreign body (glass, sand, dirt, etc).
That is why it is important to have a wound cleaned well as soon as possible after an injury. Get the the doctor asap to reduce risk of infection.

In brief: Yes
Any traumatic wound is at risk for foreign body (glass, sand, dirt, etc).
That is why it is important to have a wound cleaned well as soon as possible after an injury. Get the the doctor asap to reduce risk of infection.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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