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The patient is an 80-year-old man who presents with a two-week history of low back pain. He is hemodynamically stable and has a normal neurological exam. His personal medical history reveals hypertension, for which he is being treated. Blood pressure is 140/80, pulse 63.

View the x-ray taken and consider what your diagnosis and next steps would be.

80-year-old man suffering lower back pain

Nahum Kovalski, BSc, MDCM

Clinical Researcher at TEREM Emergency Services
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