Foreign Body in Cast Dx

davis2684

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I work in peds. We had a patient come in this weekend b/c someone had stuck a stick through his cast. It did not break the skin. He had to sent to the ER to have another cast placed. What Dx should I use? :confused:

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MJ4ever

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Hello Tia,

Did you decide on a code after all?

I think my choice would have been one of the V54.1 series for Aftercare of healing fracture and E920.9 (unspec cutting or piercing instrument).

I also work in Peds, but haven't seen a case like this one.

Thanks for the challenge,
 
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