Anyone know the correct code for proximal tibia shaft fracture?

sdechy1

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S82.101A for Right Proximal Tibia and S82.102A for Left Proximal Tibia. If you have a unicondylar fracture you code it by condyle - ie: S82.121A for Lateral Condyle only
 

AlanPechacek

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Proximal Tibia Fractures

Your query clearly states proximal tibial shaft fracture, which is S82.2 _ _ _. Your query does not describe the fracture pattern (5th Character): Transverse, Oblique, Spiral, Comminuted, or Other (i.e. none of the above). It appears to be isolated so it is not Segmental. This Descriptor should be in the physician's note.

The S82.1 _ _ _ Code Set: Fracture of the Upper End/Proximal Tibia refers to fractures of the Tibial Plateau/Condyles, and specific parts thereof, but this does not include the shaft.

Respectfully submitted, Alan Pechacek, M.D.
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