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    What ICD-9's would you use for GSW to the elbow with complete obliteration of the olecranon process and articular surface??

    I coded 881.11 (open wound complicated), and E965.4 (Assault by other or unspecified firearm)
    My doc added in 813.11 (open fx of Olecranon process - but I'm not sure this is correct considering the olecranon process was 'obliterated'.)
    Thanks for your thoughts!

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    I think you are okay with giving it to him. (providing he has it documented of course)

    My thought process: when the bullet passed it could have obliterated but left a fracture beneath what ever was left in the elbow (I wish I could draw a picture!!)

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