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    I've been told that there can be a difference between patellar tilt and a subluxed patella. As an example, patellar tilt can be caused by patellofemoral chondromalacia. Has anyone else run into this scenario and what codes, aside from chondromalacia, were used? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coderguy1939 View Post
    I've been told that there can be a difference between patellar tilt and a subluxed patella. As an example, patellar tilt can be caused by patellofemoral chondromalacia. Has anyone else run into this scenario and what codes, aside from chondromalacia, were used? Thanks.
    718.86 and 717.9 are the other options I use depending on how its documented

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    I've been using 719.86 and 717.7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coderguy1939 View Post
    I've been using 719.86 and 717.7.
    719.86 works too. I wouldnt use 717.7 because thats chondromalacia

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