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Code: S43.43
Superior glenoid labrum lesion
SLAP lesion
Parent Code Notes: S43
Code also: any associated open wound
Excludes2: strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of shoulder and upper arm (S46.-)
Includes: avulsion of joint or ligament of shoulder girdle
laceration of cartilage, joint or ligament of shoulder girdle
sprain of cartilage, joint or ligament of shoulder girdle
traumatic hemarthrosis of joint or ligament of shoulder girdle
traumatic rupture of joint or ligament of shoulder girdle
traumatic subluxation of joint or ligament of shoulder girdle
traumatic tear of joint or ligament of shoulder girdle

Category Notes
Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm (S40-S49)
Includes: injuries of axilla
injuries of scapular region
Excludes 2: burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
frostbite (T33-T34)
injuries of elbow (S50-S59)
insect bite or sting, venomous (T63.4)

Coding Guidelines
Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
Note: Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20 , External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
The chapter uses the S-section for coding different types of injuries related to single body regions and the T-section to cover injuries to unspecified body regions as well as poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes.
Use additional code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
Excludes 1: birth trauma (P10-P15)
obstetric trauma (O70-O71)

Jamie Dezenzo

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Hello all,

any suggestions for degenerative or old SLAP tear? Currently using S43.43--

Thanks!!!
Jamie
 
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For an "old tear", if known to be traumatic, I would be inclined to consider this sequela and continue to use S43.43-. However, for a degenerative lesion, I, too, would steer towards derangement joint shoulder M24.81-

Karen Hill, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I
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