Patient was seen for suture removal. The issue is the diagnosis code to be used for the site the sutures were removed from. Patient had an ankle fracture 6 months ago. Patient recently had surgery to remove hardware from ankle by orthopedist. He came to us, his primary doctor, for removal of sutures. What diagnosis code do I use for this? I don't think ankle pain would suffice, do I code laceration - but this wasn't technically a laceration. Can I code aftercare for fracture? Help!