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    Can anyone tell me what ICD-9 code is correct for diagnosis "Type 2 Acromion"....thanks

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    Duluth, Minnesota


    Simply put, it's shoulder impingement. (primary impingement - which can have different causes) ((primary impingement is usually do to degenerative changes and spurring in the joint area ))
    here's a web site with some basic info on it some of which I pasted below:

    Shoulder Impingement Syndromes:
    1)primary impingement
    2)secondary impingement
    3)subcoracoid impingement
    4)posterior-superior glenoid impingement

    Primary Impingement
    Etiologies of primary impingement:
    1)subacromial spurring
    2)subacromial fibrosis
    3)acromioclavicular (AC) joint spurring
    4)type II or III acromion
    5)os acromiale

    hope that helps...(guess I'd be coding the pain or cause of the pain, cause of the impingement)
    Last edited by dmaec; 04-29-2009 at 04:20 PM.
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Thank you for the information ...it is greatly appreciated!

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