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Bone Infection

Prevention of Bone Infection

Individuals at an increased risk of infection should take special precautions to avoid cuts and scrapes, which can allow germs access to the blood. If cuts and scrapes do occur, the affected area should be immediately cleaned and covered in a bandage, and the wounds should be frequently monitored for signs of infection such as redness, tenderness, swelling or discharge. Deep wounds and bone injuries always require immediate medical care.

In addition, frequent hand-washing, maintain up-to-date immunizations, not smoking and making healthy lifestyle choices can all decrease a person’s chances of developing bone infection. 

Locations for Bone Infection