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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Long Island/New York

    Default rc tear

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    quick one....is 727.61 for "older" rotator cuff tear while 840.4 is for a "newer" tear?

    Is this correct?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    I believe that the key here is that even though 840.4 indicates 'current injury' it is also only for the 'capusule' while 727.61 is 'complete tear'; I would choose the one that apply to the patient's condition not based on newer or older.

    Hope this helps!

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007
    Long Island/New York


    YES! Thank you...

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