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    I work in peds. We had a patient come in this weekend b/c someone had stuck a stick through his cast. It did not break the skin. He had to sent to the ER to have another cast placed. What Dx should I use?


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    Temple, TX

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    Hello Tia,

    Did you decide on a code after all?

    I think my choice would have been one of the V54.1 series for Aftercare of healing fracture and E920.9 (unspec cutting or piercing instrument).

    I also work in Peds, but haven't seen a case like this one.

    Thanks for the challenge,
    The Oracle

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