FRACS Orthopaedic Exams

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A 60 year old diabetic man presents with a complaint of increasing back pain and fever.

He had a trans-urethral resection for benign proitatic hypertrophy one month previously.
Examination demonstrates tenderness at the thoracolumbar junction, and moderately restricted motion.

The ESR is moderately elevated

  1. List the differential diagnoses
  2. Discuss the investigations you would order to help make a diagnosis

 

 

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