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    Would the appropriate dx code for "sacral insufficiency fractures" be 805.6?

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    What I understand about sacral insufficiency is that is occurs when the quality of the sacral bones become insufficient to handle the stress of weight bearing usually because of osteoporosis. Take a look at 733.1x. The definition is: Fracture due to bone structure weakening by pathological processes (e.g., osteoporosis, neoplasms and osteomalacia). Check with the physician to determine if that is what the patient is experiencing. If so, 733.13 might be the best choice.

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