Diagnostic Studies | Mammalian Bites In The Emergency Department: Recommendations For Wound Closure, Antibiotics, And Postexposure Prophylaxis

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Diagnostic Studies


Radiographs should be obtained when a foreign body or bone involvement is suspected. Radiographs should be reviewed for fractures, tooth fragments, and pockets of air that could correspond to joint penetration. If there are no external signs of infection, initial radiology is likely to be negative, but radiographs may prove useful, as a baseline, if osteomyelitis is suspected later.

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