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Nicola Walsh - spine infections are a critical condition for the FRCS exam and represent 2-7% of all musculoskeletal infections. - The incidence of spine infections is increasing, and it affects males more than females in a ratio of 2 to 1 to 5 to 1. - The mortality rate for spine infections ranges from 2-20% worldwide, and the diagnosis is often delayed by one to three months, requiring emergency treatment in some cases. - Age, chronic disease, intravenous drug use, and trauma are some of the risk factors for spine infections. - The main bacteria causing spine infections are Staphylococcus aureus, and hematogenous infection is the main route of infection. Symptoms include back, chest, or neck pain, neurological deficits, and signs of cord compression.
This teaching video is specifically helpful for candidates preparing for the following Orthopaedic Exams : FRCS , European Board (FEBOT) , SICOT Diploma and Arabic Boards