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Cervical fracture question

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    Doctor dx pt with a minimally displaced fracture of the odontoid and places her in a soft cervical collar. What code is used for this type of fx? The closest I can find is 22315 but I am not sure if this is correct.

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    If the doctor simply put on the brace without manipulating the neck, use 22310. Otherwise, use 22315.

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    Thanks for the reply..first time ever seeing this kind of fx

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    Not a problem!

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