Clavicle Fractures

amylis1

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Hello,

Can someone please provide a guideline in relation to fractures:

Im trying to code a distal clavicle fracture-- is it the same as "lateral clavicle fracture ?

Ex: S42.031A ? The encoder does not specify :distal".

Thank you !
 

monica03

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A lateral and a distal clavicle fracture would be the same thing. A lateral fracture would be a fracture on the side farthest from the midline - the sternum in this case.
 
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