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Table 2 Infection risk assessment based on type of wound

From: Management of traumatic wounds in the Emergency Department: position paper from the Academy of Emergency Medicine and Care (AcEMC) and the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES)

Straight stab wounds low risk
Tears/bruises/contusion wounds high risk
Puncture wounds high risk
Wound with crush injuries high risk
Bite wounds high risk
Wounds contaminated with feces high risk
Wounds contaminated with soil and dirt, or mineral oil high risk
Wounds with the presence of foreign bodies high risk
Wounds with edge diastasis high risk
Engagement of deep tissues, exposed fracture high risk