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Tendinosis vs Tendinitis

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    Would these both be dx coded the same way? I have reports that indicate tendinosis of the tendon. What Dx code would you use for this?

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    Would these both be dx coded the same way? I have reports that indicate tendinosis of the tendon. What Dx code would you use for this?
    I would use 727.89, only because there is nothing more specific for tendinosis, which is defined as degeneration of a tendon. Tendinitis dx are much more straightforward.

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