help with ICD9 code for new coder

ggparker14

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Pt was seen for patella sprain, physician listed as avulsion patella fracture.

Any suggestions on diagnosis code? Any help appreciated. Thanks.
 

mitchellde

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An avulsion fx occurs when a tendon is torn of its attachment to the bone and takes a fragment of bone with it, The symptoms often mimic a sprain but after examination it is deemed to be a fx so code as a fx 822.
 
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