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    Default help with wound dx code

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    patient has underlying hx of chronic venous insufficiency and venous stasis ulcers
    hit left lower leg on a car door sustaining a laceration 4 wks ago
    wound was sutured in ER
    pt followed up w PCP for suture removal and placed Steri-Strips which have since been removed but the wound has failed to heal

    I was thinking of......

    Does anyone have any suggestions or agree/disagree?
    Mary Beth Gord, CPC

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    Apr 2007
    Kingsport, TN


    Based on what you have listed, I would use the open wound, lower leg, complicated. Complicated includes wounds with delayed healing, treatment, foreign body and primary infection. This is just my thoughts.

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