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Supracondylar humerus fracture with intracondylar extension

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    Exclamation Supracondylar humerus fracture with intracondylar extension
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    How are other coders coding a supracondylar/intercondylar distal humerus fracture?

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    S42.49_ _ _

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    Unfortunately ICD-10 is very poorly done as it applies to Fractures of the Distal Humerus, particularly for Supracondylar fractures with Intercondylar (i.e. Intra-articular) extension, often called T-Condylar Fractures. In fact it doesn't even recognize/acknowledge "with" Intercondylar (Inra-articular) extension at all. It sort of covers everything else but. Left with what ICD-10 gives in the way of coding possibilities, the only one that comes close is S42.49 _ _: "Other" fracture of the lower end of the humerus.

    Hope this helps.

    Respectfully submitted, Alan Pechacek, M.D.
    icd10orthocoder.com

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