Patellar Fracture during the course of recovery from a TKA

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Hello,

Can anyone tell me how to code a Patellar Fracture she obtained during the course of her recovery of a Total Knee Arthroplasty?

They are treating the fracture conservatively, no surgery, she has been a hinged knee brace since the TKA.

Do I code the fracture followed by the Z98.89 (status post) with a 99024 or do I code this as a complication? Do I code the fracture separately with a fracture care code with a modifier 24?

Thank you,
LLR
 
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