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    Default ICD-9 needed Capsular tear

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    HI there! our doc did a Open capsulorrhaphy of the right shoulder on a 17 year old patient who is a very active volleyball player no injury was reported but he stated that there was a anterior capsular tear. She had slight pain and sensation of anterior subluxation but none reported in op report. Is there a code I could use for the cap. tear besides 840.8???

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    I think the 840.8 is your best choice unless is old then you could use 718.01
    Mary, CPC, CANPC, COSC

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    thank you was not sure as the patient does not have a specific injury date

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