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Diagnosis code for salter -harris fracture

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    Default Diagnosis code for salter -harris fracture
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    Iam looking for a diagnosis code for a displaced right distal radius Salter-harris II Fracture. Any suggestions ?

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    Default 813.42
    Don't worry about the Salter-Harris part of the description. Just code for the distal radius fracture - 813.42. This is directly from our Pediatric Orthopaedic Coding Specialist.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    thanks tessa

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