I-10 hip fx confusion


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I am confused by the upper femur fx codes

A Subcapital fx (S72.011A) of the femur IS a transcervical fx (S72.031A) , why are they giving different code sets for same section of femur ?

And the Subcapital fx codes are "unspecified" - but transcervical fx ARE specified - it seems to me that subcapital is telling you a more specific location within the transcervical section of the femur.

Why would you choose an unspec code over a specified code for same section of femur ?....are they just trying to phase out the term subcapital ? I just dont GET this one?

Does anyone have any clarity on this ?