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    Radius/ulna shaft fx

    Please help. I need advice on what would be best way to report the followng: Pt had radius/ulna shaft fx, md tried closed reduction w/manipulation on radius and ulna, reduction on radius failed but ulna fx treatment was successful. Md had to switch to an orif to treat radius shaft fx. What is...
  2. L

    Multiple fractures - Can anyone help me on this one

    Hello, I have one where on 10/12/15 patient comes into the office for a 1. displaced metaphyseal fracture of right distal radius and ulna 2. mildly angulated closed left midshaft clavicle fracture Treatment Plan: Taken to Operation Room and had a closed reduction and percutaneous pinning...
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    Multiple Fractures

    Hello, I have one where on 10/12/15 patient comes into the office for a 1. displaced metaphyseal fracture of right distal radius and ulna 2. mildly angulated closed left midshaft clavicle fracture Treatment Plan: Taken to Operation Room and had a closed reduction and percutaneous...
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    Surgery for malunion of fracture

    Procedure is ORIF of extra-articular distal radius ( 25607) Diagnosis is right comminuted distal radius fracture with partial malunion. I am still unsure how to code for these, when pt is getting surgery. According to the fracture coding guidelines, all diagnosis for surgery should be coded...
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    Radius Fracture

    We saw a patient who was in the ER where they reduced his radius. When he came into our office the radius was still displaced. The dr had to do a post reduction. Is this billed separately or part of the fracture care? thanks :-)
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    Distal radial fracture 25609 but missing something ?????

    25609-LT ?? DX 813.42 I feel as if I am missing something in this op report?????? Open reduction internal fixation of left distal radius fracture with fixation of greater than 3 intra-articular fragments. Instrumentation utilized: Stryker distal radius locking plate. Anesthesia: General...
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    Please advise......

    I need help with an orthopedic surgery. Please advise if the following codes are appropriate for the operative note listed: 24579, 25607-51, 64721-51 PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Fractured distal right radius (extraarticular), and fracture of anterior aspect of trochlea of right elbow. PROPOSED...
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