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Table 5 Wound location and infection rates [9]

From: Acute wound management: revisiting the approach to assessment, irrigation, and closure considerations

Location Infection rate (n)
Arm/forearm 15.3% (157)
Back 8.3% (12)
Chest/abdomen 11.8% (17)
Ear/nose 3.6% (28)
Face 3.9% (383)
Foot/toe 12.5% (21)
Hand/finger 5.7% (192)
Scalp 1.7% (233)
Thigh/leg 23.0% (87)
  1. Adapted with permission from Elsevier Ltd